ERIE COUNTY ANNOUNCES HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DATES

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with the Northwest and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Boards, has announced “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days” will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in the New Era Field parking lots off of Abbott Road in Orchard Park and Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the ECC North Campus in Williamsville.

Both events, which will be open to all Erie County residents between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., will allow for the safe disposal of hazardous items that cannot be thrown out in the regular garbage, helping to reduce pollution and the potential contamination of groundwater.

Due to high demand, please allow approximately one hour to be unloaded.

“These annual collection events are a great way for homeowners to rid their properties of potentially hazardous household waste in a responsible way. Over the past several years our Department of Environment and Planning, along with their partners, has played a large role in preventing these wastes from entering landfills or groundwater,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “By working together we can have a greater impact on protecting our environment today and for the future. I thank DEP and their partners, as well as the thousands of residents who have participated in these waste collection events, for pitching in to create a cleaner, greener Erie County.”

·         WHAT:      Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days

·         WHEN:      Saturday June 2 2018 and Saturday, August 11 2018    (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM each day)

·         WHERE:   Saturday June 2 : New Era Field parking lots on Abbott Road (ECC side of Abbott)

                  Saturday August 11:  ECC North Campus (enter from Wehrle Drive)

ITEMS WHICH CAN BE BROUGHT FOR DISPOSAL INCLUDE:

•          Pesticides, Fertilizers, Pool and Household Chemicals/Cleaners (limit 2 gallons or 20 pounds)

•          Oil-based paints, Spray cans (limit 10 gallons)

•          Paint Thinner, Stripper and Solvents (limit 2 gallons)

•          Batteries (lead acid & rechargeable)

•          Oil, Gasoline, Kerosene, Antifreeze (limit 10 gallons)

•          Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, liquid)

ITEMS WHICH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED INCLUDE:

·         Latex paint: latex paint does not need to be disposed of as household hazardous waste and should not be brought to these events.   For more info: (http://www2.erie.gov/environment/sites/www2.erie.gov.environment/files/uploads/pdfs/ECS_latex%20paint%20brochure.pdf)

·         Automobile tires

·         Computers and other electronics

·         Appliances

·         Pharmaceuticals

·         Fluorescent bulbs

·         Commercial/industrial wastes

For more information on these events, for a full list of items that will be accepted, or for details on how to properly dispose of latex paint, call the Erie County Household Hazardous Waste 24-Hour Hotline at (716) 858-6800 or visit www.erie.gov/waste.

Participants may need to verify that their waste products were generated by households.

Support for both events is provided by SUNY Erie, NOCO Energy Corp., the Battery Post, the Buffalo Bills Inc., Northeast Southtowns and Northwest Solid Waste Management Boards and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

For more information:

On the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, visit http://www2.erie.gov/environment/

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