REMINDER: Get Rid of Your Residential Hazardous Waste   

(Monticello, NY) - Legislative Public Works Committee Chair Joe Perrello is pleased to announce that Sullivan County will host two residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events this summer.

The first is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. The second is scheduled for Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Both events will be staged at the Monticello Transfer Station – Scalehouse area, 91 Landfill Drive, Monticello, NY.

“Please participate in this environmentally-conscious chemical cleanup program,” urged Legislator Perrello. “These items can be dangerous to people and the environment if stored for extensive periods of time or disposed of improperly.”

This program is open to individuals with residences in Sullivan County ONLY. Although there is no charge to participate, preregistration is required. Please call 845-807-0291 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM weekdays to preregister during the first HHW Event enrollment period from now through Friday, June 16, 2017. Enrollment for the second HHW Collection Event begins Monday, June 26, 2017 and ends Friday, July 21, 2017.

These events are intended to collect and properly manage residentially-generated hazardous household materials, including herbicides, pesticides, mercury-containing items, cleaning products, pool chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, lead-based/oil-based paints, solvents, acids, bases, old fuels (stale gasoline/2-cycle fuel mix), automotive batteries, antifreeze and preservatives, just to name a few.

For additional information about these household hazardous waste cleanup events or questions about safer alternatives to hazardous materials in general, please contact Bill Cutler, Recycling Coordinator, at 845-807-0291 in the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling. Details and event flyers can also be found on the Sullivan County website at this link.

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