Erie County Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) announced that a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event will be held by the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Erie Community College North Campus, Main and Wehrle in Williamsville; people should enter from the Wehrle Drive entrance.
The event is cosponsored by Erie County and the Town of Amherst, with help from Erie Community College, Elwood Fire Protection Inc., NOCO Energy Corp., the Battery Post Inc. and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The materials that will be taken for free are: pesticides, fertilizers, pool and household chemicals/cleaners, with a limit of two gallons; oil-based paints and spray cans, limit 10 gallons; paint thinner, stripper and solvents, limit two gallons; batteries, lead acid and rechargeable; oil, gasoline, kerosene and antifreeze, limit 10 gallons; mercury thermometers, thermostats and metal; propane tanks an cylinders, full or empty.
No latex paint, tires, computers, pharmaceutical, commercial or industrial waste will be accepted, and participants may need to verify that the wastes they are turning in were generated by households.
If you have any questions or comments on solid waste management, please call the Department of Environment and Planning at 858-6800.