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Erie County: Household hazardous waste collection event coming Aug. 5

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Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Free event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Erie Community College North Campus
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board, has announced a household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Erie Community College North Campus in Williamsville.
Due to high demand, participants should allow approximately one hour to be unloaded.
Enter from Wehrle Drive.
"These free collection events continue to be very popular and, while residents are encouraged to do their part to protect the environment through safe disposal of these items, we are also asking for their patience at the event as our volunteers work to unload cars," Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said. "We are all working towards a common goal with these events, and together we'll get the job done. So please plan on a little extra time on site to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
To expedite the process, residents attending the collection event should look carefully at what items will be accepted and bring only those things to the event."
Items that will be accepted for disposal include:
  • Pesticides, fertilizers, pool and household chemicals/cleaners (limit two gallons or 20 pounds)
  • Oil-based paints, spray cans (limit 10 gallons) *no latex paint*
  • Paint thinner, stripper and solvents (limit two gallons)
  • Batteries (lead acid and rechargeable)
  • Oil, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze, automotive fluids (limit 10 gallons)
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, metal)
For a complete list of acceptable and not-acceptable items, visit www.erie.gov/recycling.
Participants may need to verify that their waste products were generated by households.
This collection event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. It is supported by Erie Community College, NOCO Energy Corp. and The Battery Post Inc.

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