Bulky Plastic Items
Large bulky 100% plastic items that are too large for curbside recycling (bins, milkcrates, plastic lawn furniture, large kids toys) are accepted at ecopark.
Currently a restriction on the scrap plastics market has caused shipments of bulky plastic material from recyclers, like the ecopark, to be rejected and landfilled because of the presence of metal, fabric, paper and trash. In order to ensure that our bulky plastic material is recycled, we need to increase the quality of our outgoing material and ensure that only 100% plastic materials are included.
Items like car seats that contain metal and fabric components need to be disassembled, and only the plastic parts should be included in the ecopark bulky plastic container. Similarly, toters, toys and all other multi-material items must be stripped of metal and fabric components at home prior to bringing to the ecopark for recycling. If any of these items are in good condition please donate them instead of recycling. Hoses of any kind and vinyl siding are not considered bulky plastic, will cause a load of recyclables to be rejected, and are therefore NOT accepted.
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10 Avion Drive, Rochester, NY 14624
Wed 1pm-6:30pm, Sat 7:30am-1pm
Closed on Holidays &
Accepted at ecopark During All Operating Hours
- Bulky Plastic Items
- Clean Styrofoam Packing (no labels or tape)
- Clothing & Accessories (Donation)
- Cooking Oil/Grease
- Document Destruction (items are destroyed off site)
- Electronic Waste
- Flags (U.S.)
- Fluorescent Lights
- Paper & Cardboard
Fee-Based Items Credit/Debit Card Only
- Passenger Vehicle Tires On Rims $8 Tires Off Rims $5
- Tube TVs/Monitors $10
- Appliances with refrigerant $15
Household Hazardous Waste Appointment Required
- Automotive Fluids (antifreeze, brake, power steering and transmission fluids)
- Cleaners (soaps, waxes, drain cleaners, etc.)
- Driveway Sealers
- Flammables (gasoline, thinners, solvents, etc.)
- Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
- Paint: Oil-based & Latex (more than 1/3 can full)
- Pesticides/Insecticides & Fertilizers
- Resins & Adhesives
- Wood Stain & Preservatives
Click a date below to make a HHW appointment
If you are having trouble scheduling a household hazardous waste appointment or do not have a computer contact Monroe County by calling 585-753-7600 (Option #3). You can leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Not Accepted at ecopark
- 55-Gallon Drums
- Bullets, Flares, Gunpowder, Explosives (call 911)
- Dried Paint Can or Less Than 1/3 Can (discard lid, add kitty litter, mix, let dry, place in trash)
- Alkaline Batteries
- Glazing/Spackle/Joint Compound (place in trash)
- Industrial-Use Products
- Used Motor Oil (contact service station or retailer)
Recycling is an international commodities market, where the supply and demand for recycled feedstock can fluctuate due to global dynamics. During certain market conditions, material from recyclers - like the ecopark - may be rejected and landfilled because of the presence of contaminants (non-recyclable materials). Please help us ensure that materials at the ecopark are recycled by only including acceptable items.