Residents Can Safely Dispose of Hazardous Waste Items Used Around Their Homes
FALCONER, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities (DPF) Division of Solid Waste has announced a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua County DPF Building at 454 North Work St. in Falconer, N.Y.
The event allows residents to dispose of hazardous chemicals free of charge. Among some of the items accepted are used antifreeze, fluorescent tube lights, flammable adhesives, flammable solvents, paint thinner, mineral spirits, deck cleaners, non-empty aerosol cans, flammable floor polish, herbicides, pesticides, chemistry sets and pool chemicals.
Please note that businesses cannot participate in this event as it’s only offered to households. In addition, the following materials will not be accepted: batteries, fire extinguishers, motor oil, other waste oils, caulk, drywall compound, electronics, prescription drugs, sharps, smoke detectors, latex and oil-based paint.
Beginning May 2022, Sherwin-Williams will accept stains, shellacs, urethanes, latex and oil-based paint for recycling during regular business hours. These items will be accepted up to 5 gallons per person. For more information about Sherwin-Williams’ paint recycling program, please visit: www.sherwin-williams.com/paintcare .
Residents participating in the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day must complete a registration form listing the materials they are dropping off. Registration forms are available online at: https://chqgov.com/landfill/landfill and will also be available at the event.
This collection event is sponsored by Chautauqua County, 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 Day and accepted materials, please contact TJ Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-661-8424.