The County Waste and Recycling News section is here to provide you with useful information about recycling and proper waste disposal. We will also keep you up-to-date on our community involvement.
Commercial Hazardous Waste Disposal Events in Orange County
For safety and environmental reasons, hazardous waste always requires special handling and disposal. While County Waste & Recycling is not authorized to haul hazardous waste, we do want to inform our commercial customers about the upcoming Orange County Hazardous Waste Disposal Events.
Household Hazardous Waste Events
for Businesses, Schools, Municipalities, and Farms
Preregistration Required by Friday, May 18 at 4PM
Organizations who want to bring household hazardous waste materials (less than 220 lbs) to the event need to complete and submit the registration form before the deadline.
Once the form is received, the organization will receive a quote on the disposal cost, and then a specific drop off time will be scheduled on June 1, 2018.
Drop Off for: Only organizations with pre-approval
Date: June 1, 2018, Friday
Time: Scheduled Appointment
The Port Jervis Transfer Station
86 Towpath Road
Port Jervis, NY 12771
To learn more details about future events, visit the Orange County, New York website.
- September 21, 2018
- November, 2, 2018
- Aerosol Cans
- Automotive Products/Gas/Oil
- Dental amalgam
- Fluorescent light tubes (in feet)
- Joint Compound (not water based)
- Oil based paint (NO LATEX PAINT)
- Photographic chemicals
- Pool chemicals
The Orange County events can help keep your organization EPA compliant because there are regulations for the storage of hazardous waste, the length of storage, and how much can be stored.
Hazardous waste can be defined as any item that can be harmful to the environment and your health. It can be characterized by if it can easily catch on fire, if it’s corrosive, reactive, or toxic. The disposal process of this includes transforming a hazardous waste product into a safe waste product by isolation, treatment, or recycling. This is a way to protect the environment.
As a reminder, County Waste and Recycling is not authorized to haul hazardous waste. Please do not place hazardous wastes in any County Waste and Recycling container or take to their transfer stations.