The city of Worthington, in conjunction with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anthem Insurance, 6740 N. High St.

The city of Worthington, in conjunction with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anthem Insurance, 6740 N. High St.

Typical household hazardous waste includes bleach, pool chemicals, lighter fluid, turpentine, kerosene, paint thinner, adhesives, paint, polishes, stains, cyanides, pesticides, herbicides, mercury, fluorescent lights, antifreeze, gas cylinders under 20 lbs., and batteries such as Pb-acid, Ni-cad, Mercuric oxide, Silver oxide and Lithium greater than 9 volts commonly found in cell phones, digital cameras, laptop computers and other electronic devices.

Electronic devices themselves will not be accepted at the drop-off.

For more information about the HHW collection event, call the Worthington Department of Public Service at 431-2425, or visit the Solid Waste Authority Web site at www.swaco.org.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has scheduled two public input meetings for next week.

The first will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the lobby hearing room of the Rhodes State Office Tower.

The second is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Easton Transit Center.

According to a news release from COTA, the meetings have been scheduled to receive input from the public on service changes. The timing permits COTA to examine public comments over an extended period.

Service changes take place three times a year: in January, May and September. Recommendations from these meetings will be considered for January service changes.