The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the towns of Penfield and Webster and the Village of Webster have joined forces to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Webster Highway Garage, 1005 Picture Parkway, on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 7:45 AM to 12 NOON.
Appointments are required for safety and efficiency. Penfield residents may make appointments through April 15 by calling the Highway Department at 340-8710 (Mon-Thu 7 AM to 4:30 PM) or by using the online scheduler at http://www.monroecounty.gov/hhw .
Most HHW (paint, flammables and other chemicals from home-use) is safe when used and stored properly. When materials become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, these household wastes can become environmental hazards.
"The Town of Penfield is committed to working with our municipal partners to give residents opportunities to properly dispose of, or recycle, all sorts of materials," says Penfield Supervisor Tony LaFountain. "This Household Hazardous Waste collection kicks off an entire spring season of events to support our community's interest in properly disposing of materials. Every thoughtful disposal helps keep waste out of landfills."
Residents may bring up to 30 gallons of liquid and 75 pounds of solid HHW materials per appointment at no charge. No 55-gallon drums will be accepted. For more information on recycling hazardous materials visit the Monroe County website. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
• Oil-based & Latex Paint (for 1/3-gallon or less of latex paint: discard lid, add kitty litter, let dry, place can in trash)
• Wood Stain & Preservatives
• Automotive Fluids (antifreeze; brake, power steering and transmission fluids)
• Pesticides & Fertilizers
• Flammable Products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)
• Household Cleaners (liquid soaps & waxes, drain cleaners, etc.)
• Driveway Sealer
• Pool & Photo Chemicals
• Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
• Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
• Syringes/Sharps (safely packaged)
Do Not Bring: Used motor oil and vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); 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); glazing/spackle and joint compounds (trash).
If residents are unable to take advantage of this one-day HHW collection, the County offers other collections throughout the year. For more information, or for business waste disposal options, call DES at 753-7600 (option 3), or go online at www.monroecounty.gov/hhw