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Dinolfo Announces Chili-Gates Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo 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 Gates Highway Garage located at 475 Trabold Road, on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 pm.

“Local governments within Monroe County have a long history of collaborating to benefit residents,” said Dinolfo. “By offering a household hazardous waste collection out in the community, we are bringing essential services close to home while encouraging recycling and raising awareness. I hope that residents take advantage of the program during this fall cleaning season and set aside items to be properly recycled”

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 April 20th to reduce waiting times and ensure safety.

Residents can book an appointment online at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/ or call the Town of Chili at 889-2630 (option #2). 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 & Photo Chemicals
• Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
• Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
• Syringes/Sharps (safely packaged)

Do Not Bring: used motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); propane tanks (ecopark HHW facility only); pharmaceutical wastes; cans with dried paint (if it rattles when shaken – remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (place in trash or recycle bin); everyday alkaline batteries (place in trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (place in trash).

For more information, or to take advantage of other HHW collections throughout Monroe County, go online to http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/.