Submitted by the Niagara County Public Information Office
Niagara County Legislator Randy Bradt announced registration is now open for the county’s next household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, in North Tonawanda. The county will also be offering paper shredding. The event is open to all Niagara County residents, but people must register in advance.
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 N.T. event. There is also a list of items that will be accepted for recycling posted to that website, including latex paint (a recent addition).
“This is Niagara County’s last collection event of the year so, if you have any leftover pool chemicals, pesticides or other items you want to dispose of, this is the time to do it,” Bradt said. “In addition, we will once again be offering paper shredding, which has proven to be very popular with residents.”
Niagara County Environmental Coordinator Dawn Timm said that, in the 10-plus years the HHW program has been operating, close to 1 million pounds of harmful products have been removed from Niagara County homes.
“This has been our most successful year ever, as we have seen a record number of people attending our events to dispose of paint, household chemicals and paper,” Timm said. “We are already working on the calendar of events for 2024.”
Timm reminded residents the county also offers a free voucher program for those who wish to take their waste to the Hazman disposal facility in the City of Tonawanda. Details on that program can be found at www.rethinkyourwaste.com/event.
Those with questions about the upcoming events can email [email protected].