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Erie County: Hazardous household waste drop-off event happens Saturday


Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:40 am

EC Department of Environment and Planning, partners ready ECC North Campus site

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northwest and Northeast Southtowns solid waste management boards, Erie Community College and the Town of Amherst, are preparing for a household hazardous waste drop-off event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, at the ECC North Campus in Williamsville. Participants should enter the campus from the Wehrle Drive 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)
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, metal)

Items that will not 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 households generated their waste products.

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