As a reminder, Fall Drop-off and Recycling for Penfield residents is coming up this Friday, October 2 (7:30 AM to 5:00 PM) and Saturday, October 3 (7:30 AM to 3:00 PM) at the Public Works Complex, 1607 Jackson Road. Please note this is NOT an electronics recycling event.
On both Friday and Saturday you can drop off metals and appliances, yard brush (no leaves or grass), clothing and linens at the St. Pauly shed, and donate returnable bottles and cans at the scout collection shed.
On Saturday only, Eco-Green Park certified document destruction (www.eco-greenpark.com) will be on-site to safely dispose of confidential papers.
MATERIALS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED: Household items - furniture, appliances (including refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners), lawnmowers (fluids drained), car tires (limit four), vehicle batteries, broken concrete, brush.
MATERIALS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: Household electronics (including TVs, computers, monitors, 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.
If you have materials to dispose of that can’t be accepted at Fall Drop-off, check out Monroe County’s year-round Ecopark facility is 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), TVs/electronics (fee-based), cooking oil/grease, fluorescent lights, clothing, sharps and syringes, and more. Ecopark also offers many special collection days for household hazardous waste and pharmaceutical and medication disposal. For current information on recycling opportunities, operating hours, schedules, and fee-based items go to www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark.
To dispose of televisions and electronics contact retailers that sell those products. Do not leave on curb, New York State law prohibits trash haulers from collecting electronic waste.
This event is for Penfield residents only. Proof of residency will be checked at the gate. Please direct questions to the Department of Public Works, 340-8710, Monday–Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Please do your part: wear a mask, practice physical distancing, help stop the spread to save lives.
Be safe and be well!
Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain