Supervisor Bill Reilich and town councilmembers are partnering with the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services to hold an appointment-only household hazardous waste collection from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Oct. 12 at Greece Town Highway Garage, 647 Long Pond Road.
Most HHW — paint, flammables and other chemicals from home use — are 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 collection will be accepted until Oct. 10. Visit monroecounty.gov/ecopark to schedule an appointment. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
Up to 30 gallons of the following materials will be accepted per appointment: oil-based and latex paint (for one-third gallon or less of latex paint: discard lid, add kitty litter, let dry and place the can in trash); wood stain and preservatives; automotive fluids (antifreeze; brake, power steering and transmission fluids); pesticides and fertilizers; flammable products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents); household cleaners (liquid soaps and waxes, drain cleaners, etc.); driveway sealer; pool and photo chemicals; rechargeable and button batteries; mercury (thermometers, thermostats); and syringes/sharps (safely packaged).
Do not bring used motor oil and 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); or glazing/spackle and joint compounds (trash).
If residents are unable to take advantage of this HHW collection, the county offers others throughout the year.