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Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South

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Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:25 pm

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, partners ready June 18 event

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Board and Erie Community College, are preparing for a household hazardous waste collection event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the ECC South Campus in Orchard Park. Participants should enter the campus from the Big Tree Road/Route 20A entrance.

Items that can be brought for disposal include:

  • Pesticides, fertilizers, pool and household chemicals/cleaners (limit 2 gallons or 20 pounds)
  • Oil-based paints, spray cans (limit 10 gallons)
  • Paint thinner, stripper and solvents (limit 2 gallons)
  • Batteries (lead acid and rechargeable)
  • Oil, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze (limit 10 gallons); propane tanks and propane cylinders
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, metal)

Items that cannot be accepted include:

  • Latex paint
  • Automobile tires
  • Computers and other electronics
  • Appliances
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Commercial/industrial wastes

For more information, for a full list of items that will be accepted, or for details on how to properly dispose of latex paint, call the Erie County household hazardous waste 24-hour hotline at 716-858-6800 or visit www.erie.gov/environment to see the full flier.

Participants may need to verify that households generated their waste products.

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