Niagara County Legislator Randy Bradt announced registration is open for the county’s next household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, in North Tonawanda. The event is open to all Niagara County residents. Registration is required.
Bradt said the event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the North Tonawanda Department of Public Works located at 758 Erie Ave. Registration can be done by going to www.rethinkyourwaste.com/events and scrolling down to the North Tonawanda event. There is also a list of items that will be accepted for recycling posted to that website, including latex paint, which is a recent addition.
“This is the county’s last household hazardous waste collection event of the year, so as you are packing up for winter, this is a good time to get rid of those leftover paints, pesticides, pool chemicals and other items left in your garage or basement,” Bradt said.
Niagara County Environmental Coordinator Dawn Timm said that, in the 10 years the HHW program has been operating, more than 900,000 pounds of harmful products have been removed from Niagara County homes.
“The steps we take to encourage the recycling of paint and other HHW in a responsible manner ensures these materials do not end up in our soil or in our water, protecting our local environment,” she said.
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