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Niagara County to hold household hazardous waste collection in Lewiston


Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am

Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Irene Myers are co-sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Aug. 21, in conjunction with the Town of Lewiston, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Niagara County Department of Public Works. The event is open to all Niagara County residents. An appointment is required.

“This is a great time to get rid of those hazardous waste items that may be in a corner of the basement or out in your garage,” Wydysh said.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Town of Lewiston Highway Garage, 1445 Swann Road. Registration can be done online at www.rethinkyourwaste.com/events.

“These events have always been popular with residents so, if you plan on attending, do not delay in registering,” Myers said.

She noted items such as oil paints, stains, fluorescent bulbs, spray paint and other aerosols, paint thinner, cleaners, pesticides, fertilizer, gasoline, acids/bases, glues, resins, adhesives and mercury devices are all accepted. Items not accepted include waste oil, waste from businesses, electronic waste and tires. Latex paint will also not be accepted at this event, but a state law will take effect next year establishing free and convenient drop-off sites. 

Those with questions can email [email protected].

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