Monticello, NY - Public Works Committee Chair Joe Perrello is pleased to announce that Sullivan County will host three residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in 2018.
The first is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. The second is scheduled for Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the third is set for Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. All events will be staged at the Monticello Transfer Station’s Scale House area at 91 Landfill Drive.
“We urge people to participate in this environmentally-conscious chemical cleanup program,” stated Legislator Perrello. “These items can be dangerous to people and the environment if stored for extensive periods of time or disposed of improperly.”
This program is open to individuals with residences in Sullivan County ONLY. Although there is no charge to participate, preregistration is required. Please call 845-807-0291 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays to preregister.
These events are intended to collect and properly manage residentially-generated hazardous household materials, including herbicides, pesticides, mercury-containing items, cleaning products, pool chemicals, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, lead-based/oil-based paints, solvents, acids, bases, old fuels (stale gasoline/2-cycle fuel mix), automotive batteries, antifreeze and preservatives, just to name a few.
For additional information about these household hazardous waste cleanup events or questions about safer alternatives to hazardous materials in general, please contact Bill Cutler, Recycling Coordinator, at 845-807-0291 in the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling. Details and event flyers can also be found on the Sullivan County website, www.sullivanny.us/Departments/SolidWasteRecycling/HouseholdHazardousWaste.