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6/12/13: County to Hold 2nd Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day this Saturday at ECC South


Free, Proper Disposal Available for Pesticides, Oil-Based Paints, Batteries, Other Hazardous Materials

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced that Erie County, in cooperation with the Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Board, will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Drop off Day on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Erie Community College South Campus in Orchard Park, NY. The event is open to all Erie County residents, and wastes will be accepted from 9:00AM – 2:00PM. Participants should enter the ECC Campus from the Big Tree Road (Rte. 20A) entrance, and must certify that their hazardous waste was household-generated.

“As we saw last month, residents are eager to protect the environment and their homes by participating in these events. The drop off runs from 9 to 2 on Saturday, with big crowds expected early, so I would encourage participants to consider arriving a bit later in the event in order to ensure the most timely and efficient disposal for their waste,” said Poloncarz. “This is a vital service and everyone wants to keep it operating as smoothly as possible.”

WHAT: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

WHERE: Erie Community College South Campus, Orchard Park (enter from Big Tree Road/Rte. 20A)

WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

ITEMS THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR FREE, PROPER DISPOSAL INCLUDE:

  • Oil-based paints, Spray cans (limit 10 gallons)    NO LATEX PAINTS WILL BE ACCEPTED
  • Pesticides, Fertilizers, Pool and Household Chemicals/Cleaners (limit 2 gallons or 20 lbs.)
  • 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 THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED INCLUDE: LATEX PAINT, TIRES, COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS, APPLIANCES, FLUORESCENT BULBS, COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WASTES

Residents of Erie County needing additional information about this event, or the proper disposal of latex paint, can call the Erie County Household Hazardous Waste 24-hour hotline at 858-6800, or visit www.erie.gov