The Town of Penfield’s Spring Drop-off will run Friday, May 18 (7:30 AM to 5:00 PM) and Saturday, May 19 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) at the Public Works Complex, 1607 Jackson Road. This service is for Penfield residents only. Proof of residency will be checked at the gate.
MATERIALS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED: HOUSEHOLD items - furniture, appliances (including refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners), lawn mowers (fluids drained), car tires (limit four), vehicle batteries, broken concrete, and brush.
MATERIALS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: HOUSEHOLD electronics (including TVs, computers, monitors, printers/copiers), propane tanks, grass clippings, leaves, chemical drums, hazardous materials, gasoline, motor oil, paint, and driveway sealer. For items of this nature and more, see Monroe County Ecopark “locator” at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark.
Residents wishing to dispose of items that are not accepted at Spring Drop-off are encouraged to visit Monroe County’s year-round Ecopark facility located at 10 Avion Drive near the airport. Ecopark is a joint effort between Monroe County and Waste Management that provides county residents with a “one-stop drop-off” to dispose of or recycle many items including hard Styrofoam packing material (not foam trays used for meat or produce), cooking oil/grease, fluorescent lights, clothing, sneakers, sharps and syringes, and more. Ecopark also offers many special collection days for household hazardous waste and pharmaceutical and medication disposal. For more information, hours and other details, log on to www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark.
“The annual drop-off is a way to dispose of items that are truly materials that cannot be recycled or upcycled,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “I encourage us all to look for ways to reduce what is being sent to landfills. There are so many more outlets that will take in items to recycle, re-purpose and re-use to help reduce the burden to landfills. Everyone needs to participate in sustainable practices for the good of future generations.”
Residents may also donate clothing at the St Pauly Textile Shed year-round on the grounds of the DPW complex.
Monroe County’s shared Penfield/Webster Household Hazardous Waste collection will be held in Penfield this year on Saturday, September 15. More details will follow closer to the date.