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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Chautauqua County to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

ELLERY, N.Y.:-- The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Division of Solid Waste has announced its first Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day of 2018 will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of Dunkirk Department of Public Works, 19 Lucas Ave. in Dunkirk.


The event allows residents to safely dispose of hazardous items for free. Among some of the items that will be accepted are used antifreeze, nail polish, florescent light bulbs, hobby glues, non-empty aerosol cans, furniture and floor polishes, stains, turpentine, sealants, oil-based paints, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and pool chemicals.


Please note that businesses cannot participate in this event. It is offered only for households.


Materials Not Accepted: motor oils, electronics, latex paint, prescription drugs, sharps, smoke detectors and waste oils.


Residents taking part in the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day must print out and complete a registration form that lists all of the materials they are dropping off. The form must be submitted at the entrance of the collection site and can be found online at: www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/340/Landfill


Two other collection events will also be held on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town of Chautauqua Highway Garage, 50 Patterson St. in Mayville and Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua County DPF Building, 454 N. Work St. in Falconer.


The 2018 collection events are sponsored by Chautauqua County, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Storer’s Container Services, and Chautauqua County Hazmat.


For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days and accepted materials, please visit www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/340/Landfill or call the landfill at (716) 985-4785.


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