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Dinolfo Announces Chili-Gates Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Dinolfo Announces Chili-Gates Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo today announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) is hosting a joint Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection in conjunction with the Towns of Chili, Gates, Wheatland, Riga and the Villages of Scottsville and Churchville. The collection, which is by appointment only, is taking place at the Town of Chili Highway Garage located at 200 Beaver Road on Saturday, April 22nd, from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

“Local governments within Monroe County have a long history of collaborating to benefit residents,” said Dinolfo.  “By offering a household hazardous waste collection event out in the community, we are providing essential government services in a convenient and efficient way while supporting local jobs in the recycling industry. I hope that residents take advantage of the program during this spring-cleaning season and set aside items to be properly recycled.”

To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments will be taken until Friday, April 21st and are required for all HHW collections. To schedule an appointment, please call the Town of Chili at 889-2620 (Option #2).
 
Appointments can also be made on-line at www.monroecounty.gov/hhw. This collection event is open to all Monroe County residents.

Most household hazardous waste (i.e. paint, flammables and other home chemicals) is safe when used and appropriately stored. However, they can become environmental hazards when disposed of improperly. A maximum of 30 gallons of the following materials per appointment will be accepted at no charge:

·    Oil-based & Latex Paint (latex paint greater than 1/3 of a gallon)
·    Wood stain & preservatives
·    Automotive fluids and driveway sealers
·    Flammable products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)
·    Household cleaners and pool & photo chemicals

These items will also be accepted, free of charge:
·    Compact fluorescent light bulbs and straight fluorescent bulbs
·    Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & button batteries
·    Thermometers and thermostats
·    Syringes/Sharps (must be safely packaged and labeled)

Do Not Bring: used motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); Pharmaceutical Waste, Propane tanks (ecopark only); cans of dried paint (if dried, remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (trash or recycle); everyday alkaline batteries (trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (trash).

If residents are unable to take advantage of this one-day HHW collection, the County offers other collections throughout the year. For more information, or for business waste disposal options, go on-line to www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark

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