The Town of Penfield is hosting its annual Fall Drop-Off Thursday, October 14 through Saturday, October 16 at the Penfield Highway Garage, 1607 Jackson Road. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This service is for Penfield residents only. Proof of residency will be checked at the gate.
The Penfield Highway Department hosts a Spring and Fall Drop-Off each year, allowing residents to dispose of broken or damaged items that are taking up space around the house, yard or garage.
"You will see this and future drop-offs take on a more green-friendly approach," said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. "Penfield is taking the lead on reducing the amount of solid waste that flows into land fills. We are asking residents to look for ways to reuse and recycle items before bringing them to the highway garage for disposal. We will seek partners to receive donations and recycling for this and future events to give residents effective alternatives to land-filling their unwanted materials."
Acceptable household waste for Fall Drop-off includes furniture, appliances (including refrigerators, TVs, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners), lawn mowers with fluids drained, car tires (limit four per resident), vehicle batteries, broken concrete, brush, and other unwanted items for proper disposal.
Note: The Town will continue to accept TVs at Fall Drop-Off. However, residents are encouraged to donate them when possible so they may be better used or re-used. (See a few alternatives below.*)
Items that are NOT accepted include computers, computer monitors, grass clippings, leaves, propane tanks, chemical drums, hazardous materials, gasoline, motor oil, paint, driveway sealer or any motorized vehicle. For information on Household Hazardous Waste disposal contact Monroe County DES at 753-7600 (option #3).
* The Town of Penfield does not endorse any specific business or non-profit. Here are just a few alternative disposal suggestions:
-Best Buy will accept and recycle any electronic device, including TVs and PC monitors. A $10 recycling fee is required, but readily reimbursed with a $10 Best Buy gift card.
-The Volunteers of America will accept TVs that are less than ten years old.
- ABVI Goodwill will accept PC monitors as well as computer equipment (printers, scanners, hard-drives, etc.) The only (ABVI) Goodwill store in Rochester that will accept TVs is the Henrietta location.
Additional information about these services is provided below. Be sure to visit websites for the most accurate information about these services:
Best Buy - http://www.bestbuy.com
7550 Commons Blvd
Victor, NY 14564
2345 Market Place Drive
Henrietta, NY 14467
2833 W Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626
Volunteers of America (V.O.A.) - http://www.voawny.org/
827 Ridge Road Webster, NY 14580
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM-9 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM
(ABVI) Goodwill Store Location - http://www.abvi-goodwill.org/
376 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
9 AM - 9:00 PM Mon. - Sat.
10 AM - 6:00 PM Sun.