Household hazardous waste collection day upcoming

SCHUYLERFALLS-There will be a household hazardous waste collection day Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Schuyler Falls Convenience Station onSand Road. This event is free and open to residents of Clinton County only. No business or farm waste will be accepted.

No pre-registration is necessary, but proof of residency may be required.

A household hazardous waste is any discarded household material that can be classified as toxic, corrosive, flammable, or reactive. These include, oil-based paint, pesticides, herbicides, cleaning products, thinners, strippers, removers, solvents, acids, bases, automotive products, pesticides, stains, preservatives, mercury, fluorescent lights, and photo chemicals.

Materials not accepted at the event include automobile and truck tires, auto and marine batteries, used oil, compressed gas cylinders, explosives or shock-sensitive materials, ammunition, radioactive waste, pathological waste, infectious waste, medicines, PCBs, radios, microwaves, televisions, computer monitors and electronics. NEWNY reserves the right to reject any waste unidentified, deemed unacceptable by the disposal firm, or of excessive volume.

For more information about the event or acceptable materials, call Matt Bokus at 563-5514.

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