OSWEGO COUNTY – Oswego County citizens will shortly be equipped to safely and securely dispose of undesired substances, pesticides and other house hazardous waste merchandise when the County’s Family Hazardous Squander Facility re-opens for the time on Wednesday, May possibly 4.
Positioned at the Bristol Hill Landfill, 3125 point out Route 3, Volney the facility will be open up Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m. Might by September.
The plan is managed by the Oswego County Division of Reliable Squander and is cost-free to Oswego County people. The domestic hazardous squander disposal software is sponsored by the Oswego County Legislature and the NYS Section of Environmental Conservation.
“Many residents have family hazardous wastes sitting down in their houses or garages,” explained Carl Schmidt, acting director of the Oswego County Solid Squander Office. “This merely means that the supplies can be flammable, poisonous, corrosive or reactive, these kinds of as a can of oil-based paint, a jug of antifreeze or fluorescent gentle bulbs.
“It’s vital for people to deal with and dispose of these goods thoroughly to steer clear of damage to themselves, their youngsters or animals, and the setting,” he added. “So, we motivate citizens to get gain of this facility when making ready to dispose of these items. There is no charge for the assistance.”
Clients should pull their car up to the aspect of the creating, which is located among the transfer station and solid waste places of work. Motorists should really continue being in their motor vehicles and wait for elements to be unloaded by sound squander office employees. For protection factors, do not convey small children or pets to the selection web site.
The subsequent merchandise are acknowledged at the selection facility: adhesives, aerosols, antifreeze, auto batteries, mild ballasts (non PCB), brake fluid, cements, degreasers, disinfectants, dry fuel, flea items, fluorescent bulbs, gasoline, passion substances, domestic cleaners, insect repellants, lacquers, lighter fluids, lubricants, mercury made up of devices, oil-dependent paints (no latex paints will be approved), paint removers and thinners, pesticides, pool substances, rat poisons, rug and upholstery cleaners, solvents, turpentine, varnish, weed killers, and wood stains.
Elements really should be in their authentic containers with the labels on and put in durable cardboard packing containers in the back again of the car. Leaking containers should really be wrapped in newspaper and positioned in a obvious plastic bag.
Schmidt also declared a new change coming to the Household Hazardous Squander Facility. “In the past, cans of dried latex paint could only be disposed of in the trash,” he said. “However, New York point out is organizing to roll out a Submit-Customer Paint Selection Program which will permit us to commence accepting latex and water-centered paints at the facility. We are at the moment operating with the state and a vendor finalize the aspects and will have much more info at the time we are ready to start the system.”
Used motor oil, home batteries, mobile phones, pcs, electronic equipment, and appliances that contains CFC refrigerant are even now recognized 12 months-spherical at the transfer stations.
There is no demand for county residents to recycle electronic gear such as laptop or computer displays, microwave ovens, fax devices and televisions. There is a $15 rate to recycle appliances that incorporate CFC refrigerant.
Oswego County firms that produce small quantities of dangerous waste and meet up with the regulatory demands might be ready to use the facility also. Business house owners must contact the Solid Squander Business office to uncover out if they qualify and to receive a cost estimate for disposal of products.
For more information and facts, phone the Oswego County Reliable Waste Workplace weekdays at 315-591-9200, or check out the Oswego County Office of Solid Squander website at www.oswegocounty.com/solidwaste.