Two Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Planned   

(Monticello, NY) - Residentially-generated hazardous household materials (pesticides, mercury-containing items, cleaning products, pool chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, lead-based/oil-based paints, solvents, acids, bases, herbicides, old fuels (stale gasoline/2-cycle fuel mix), automotive batteries, antifreeze and preservatives, just to name a few) can be dangerous to people and the environment if stored for extensive periods of time or disposed of improperly.

The Sullivan County Division of Public Works through support of the Sullivan County Legislature is pleased to announce that it will host two residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in 2016. The first is scheduled for Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  The second is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM.  Both events will be staged at the Monticello Transfer Station – Scalehouse area, 91 Landfill Drive, Monticello, NY 12701.  This program is open to individuals with residences in Sullivan County ONLY.  For preparedness, event participant preregistration is required.  Please call 845-807-0291 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM weekdays to preregister during the first HHW Event enrollment period beginning Tuesday, June 28, 2016 and ending Friday, July 15, 2016. Enrollment for the second HHW Collection Event begins Monday, August 1, 2016 and ends Friday, August 26, 2016.

A private HHW contractor has been selected by the County to conduct all cleanup operations, including site safety, waste analysis, materials packaging, transport, waste manifesting and site security.  Important contact information will be available at the Monticello Transfer Station Scalehouse during the event. Also, a copy of the NYSDEC-approved 2016 HHW Event Work Plan will be available for inspection in advance if desired.  Please feel free to participate in this environmentally-beneficial cleanup program!

For additional information about this household hazardous waste cleanup event or questions about hazardous materials in general, please contact Bill Cutler, Recycling Coordinator, at 845-807-0291.

See the Flyer with Telephone pre-registration information

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