Do you have hazardous waste materials in your house that you just don’t know what to do with? Items like old solvents, bug killer, even expired prescription drugs can pile up. You don’t want these dangerous materials around your kids and pets, but you can’t just throw it in the garbage and contanimate the drinking water or environment either.
Old, unused and/or expired prescription drugs can pose a real hazard, especially in the wrong hads. This is the opportunity to dispose of them safely.
The Development Authority of the North Country, St. Lawrence County and NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation have the answer.
They are sponsoring a free household hazardous waste and pharmaceutical and controlled substance collection day. It is on August 11, 2012 at the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority Industrial Park, Bldg 9 on the corner of State Highway 37 and Bridge to Canada Road, Ogdensburg, NY from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Items accepted for turn-in include:
- Solvents Epoxy resins
- Accepted Hazardous Materials
- Pesticides Polishes & waxes
- Vehicle fluids (no motor oil) Driveway sealers
- Fluorescent light tubes Wood preservatives
- Adhesives Corrosives
- Antifreeze Home chemistry sets
- Pool chemicals Products containing mercury
- Photography chemicals Oil based paints & stains (NO LATEX PAINT)
- Household cleaning products Aerosol cans-(with product in them)
They are also accepting electronic materials and various kinds of batteries for recycling, all free of charge. Recycling materials accepted at the event include:
- Printers, Monitors
- Fax Machines
- DVD Players and more
- Batteries: Nickel-Cadmium, Batteries (Rechargeable), Lithium-Ion, Sealed Lead, Nickel Metal Hydride, Batteries found in laptops, cell phones, rechargeable tools, Alkaline, Batteries (Single Use), Lithium
There are some materials that they are not accepting for turn-in. Materials not accepted include:
- Latex paint (dry up and dispose in trash) Business or agricultural waste
- Asbestos Medications & infectious waste
- Materials containing PCB’s Tires
- Motor Oil (take to service station) Non-hazardous recyclable materials
- Radioactive materials Unsorted solid waste
- Smoke detectors (manufacturer mail back) Explosives, flares and munitions
- Non-residential hazardous waste (no businesses/commercial institutions)
- Automotive batteries (take to battery retailer for recycling)
- Construction & demolition debris
For questions or more information visit www.NorthCountryRecycles.org or call (315)661-3234.
See video for tips on preparing your materials for transport to the site.