Modified: June 5, 2015 7:52am
Event Planned for Saturday, June 13; Provides Safe Disposal of Household Chemicals, Paints, More
ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management (“NEST”) reminds residents that a “Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day” will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the ECC South Campus from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. In May, 1,127 cars participated in a similar event at ECC North, which collected 15,552 gallons of paint, among other household wastes. These highly-popular collection events allow for the safe disposal of hazardous items that can’t be thrown out in the regular garbage, helping to reduce pollution and potential contamination of groundwater.
“These collection events are a free and proper way for residents to get rid of household wastes in a manner that is safe to them and to the environment,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “Thanks to the efforts of the Department of Environment & Planning and their partners, we are creating a cleaner and greener Erie County.”
WHAT: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day
WHERE: ECC South Campus (enter from Big Tree Rd. - Rte. 20a) Saturday, June 13, 2015
WHEN: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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)
ITEMS WHICH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED INCLUDE: latex paint, automobile tires, computers & electronics, appliances, pharmaceuticals, fluorescent bulbs, commercial/industrial wastes.
Participants may need to verify that wastes are generated by households.
Support for this event 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 on this event, or on the proper disposal of latex paint, please call the Erie County Household Hazardous Waste 24-Hour Hotline at (716) 858-6800 or visit www.erie.gov/environment.
For more information:
On the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, visit http://www2.erie.gov/environment/