Monroe County To Host Irondequoit Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) has partnered up with the Town of Irondequoit to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Town of Irondequoit Department of Public Works (DPW), 25 Kings Highway, on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
“This collection gives all Monroe County residents the opportunity to safely dispose of potentially hazardous chemicals, which in turn extends the useful life of our County landfill,” said Brooks. “This program also shows how Monroe County and our local municipalities are teaming up to better meet the needs of our residents in order to make our community a more sustainable place.”
Most HHW is safe when used and stored properly, but products may turn into environmental hazards when they become unwanted and/or are disposed of improperly. The collection is open to all Monroe County residents and is by appointment only. Residents must make an appointment by October 18th to reduce waiting times and ensure safety. To schedule an appointment, call the Town of Irondequoit Department of Public Works at 336-6033.
Residents can also book an appointment online at www.MonroeCounty.gov/hhw. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
Up to 30 gallons of the following materials will be accepted at no charge:
· Oil-based and latex paint
· Wood stain and preservatives
· Automotive fluids (antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids)
· Pesticides and fertilizers
· Flammable products (kerosene, thinners, solvents)
· Household cleaners
· Driveway sealer
· Pool and photo chemicals
· Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & button batteries
· Thermometers and thermostats
· Syringes and sharps (must be safely packaged)
Do Not Bring: used motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); Propane tanks (permanent HHW facility only); cans with dried paint (if it rattles when shaken – remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (trash or recycle); everyday alkaline batteries (trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (trash), propane tanks.
For more information, or to take advantage of other HHW collections throughout Monroe County, call the DES at 753-7600 (option #3) or go online to www.MonroeCounty.gov.