Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Coming August 5

Modified: July 20, 2017 1:22pm

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Date: 
7/20/17

Free event happens 9 am to 2 pm at Erie Community College North Campus

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board, has announced a “Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day” will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the ECC North Campus in Williamsville. DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ALLOW APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR TO BE UNLOADED.

“These free collection events continue to be very popular, and while residents are encouraged to do their part to protect the environment through safe disposal of these items we are also asking for their patience at the event as our volunteers work to unload cars,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “We are all working towards a common goal with these events and together we’ll get the job done, so please plan on a little extra time on site to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. To expedite the process, residents attending the collection event should look carefully at what items will be accepted and bring only those things to the event.”

ITEMS WHICH WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR DISPOSAL INCLUDE:

  • Pesticides, Fertilizers, Pool and Household Chemicals/Cleaners (limit 2 gallons or 20 pounds)
  • Oil-based paints, Spray cans (limit 10 gallons) ***NO LATEX PAINT***
  • Paint Thinner, Stripper and Solvents (limit 2 gallons)
  • Batteries (lead acid & rechargeable)
  • Oil, Gasoline, Kerosene, Antifreeze, Automotive Fluids (limit 10 gallons)
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, metal)

For a complete list of acceptable and not-acceptable items, please see: www.erie.gov/recycling

WHAT: Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day

WHERE: ECC North Campus (enter from Wehrle Drive)

WHEN: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Participants may need to verify that their waste products were generated by households.

This collection event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and is supported by Erie Community College, NOCO Energy Corp., and The Battery Post, Inc.