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Posted on: August 1, 2017

MONROE COUNTY, WEBSTER AND PENFIELD TO HOST HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the Towns of Webster and Penfield have joined forces to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Webster Highway Department, 1005 Picture Parkway, on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Most HHW (paint, flammables and other chemicals from home-use) is safe when used and stored properly. When they become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, these household wastes can become environmental hazards.


To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections.  Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until September 15. To schedule an appointment, Webster residents should call 872-1443, (Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 4:00pm; Friday 6:30 am – 10:30 am).  Penfield residents should call 340-8710 (Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm) or go on-line to http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/ to schedule your appointment. This Household Hazardous Waste collection is open to only Monroe County residents. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.


Up to 30 gallons of the following materials will be accepted per appointment at no charge:

Oil-based & Latex Paint (for 1/3-gallon or less of latex paint: discard lid, add kitty litter, let dry, place can in trash)

Wood Stain & Preservatives

Automotive Fluids (antifreeze; brake, power steering and transmission fluids)

Pesticides & Fertilizers

Flammable Products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)

Household Cleaners (liquid soaps & waxes, drain cleaners, etc.)

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); Pharmaceutical wastes, 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).

 

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 at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/

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