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3/27/13: Poloncarz Announces Hazardous Household Waste Drop-off Dates


Department of Environment & Planning, Partners Schedule Return of Popular Service

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College (“ECC”) and the Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Board (“NEST”), has announced that “Hazardous Household Waste Drop-off Days” will be held on Saturday May 18, 2013 at ECC North Campus and on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at ECC South Campus. Events on both days will be held from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and allow county residents to safely dispose of hazardous items that can’t be thrown out in the regular garbage, thereby reducing pollution and potential contamination of groundwater.

“As we saw in 2012, these events are important to residents and are very well-attended. While this vital service is not mandated by New York State, it is mandated by the people and is a good way to protect our citizens and our environment,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “I want to thank the staff in the Department of Environment & Planning, as well as their partners at ECC, NEST and other event supporters, for their work in once again facilitating these drop-off days. Their efforts help to create a cleaner and greener Erie County for all of us.”

WHAT:       Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days

WHERE:    ECC North Campus (enter from Wehrle Drive) Saturday, May 18, 2013
                       
ECC South Campus (enter from Rte. 20a) Saturday, June 15, 2013

WHEN:      9:00 AM – 2:00 PM each day

ITEMS WHICH CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE SITE FOR DISPOSAL INCLUDE:

  • Pesticides, Fertilizers, Pool and Household Chemicals/Cleaners (limit 2 gallons or 20 lbs.)
  • Oil-based Paints, Spray cans (limit 10 gallons)
  • Paint Thinner, Stripper and Solvents (limit 2 gallons)
  • Batteries (lead acid & rechargeable)
  • Oil, Gasoline, Kerosene, Antifreeze (limit 10 gallons)
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, metal)
  • Propane tanks & cylinders (full or empty)

ITEMS WHICH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED INCLUDE:  latex paint, tires, computers & electronics, appliances, fluorescent bulbs, commercial/industrial wastes

Support for these events is provided by Erie Community College, Elwood Fire Protection Inc., NOCO Energy Corp., The Battery Post, Inc., and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

For more information, visit www.erie.gov/environment   or call 858-6800.