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.
Orange County 2019 HHW Events for Businesses and Organizations
New York’s Orange County has announced their 2019 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events for Schools, Farms, Municipalities and Businesses. Unlike the residential HHW disposal events, preregistration is required.
For safety and legal reasons, County Waste and Recycling reminds all customers not to place HHW items in any County Waste and Recycling collection cart, dumpster, compactor or roll off container. County Waste is not licensed to haul hazardous waste.
Household Hazardous Waste items have the potential to:
- Cause violent chemical reactions
- Be dangerously corrosive
- Be harmful to human health (toxic)
2019 Household Hazardous Waste Events for Schools, Farms, Municipalities and Businesses:
April 12, 2019 – Friday
Thomas Bull Park
90 Grove Street, Montgomery NY 12549
June 7, 2019 – Friday
Port Jervis Transfer Station
86 Towpath Road, Port Jervis, NY 12771
September 20, 2019 – Friday
Orange County Fire Training Center
9 Training Center Lane, New Hampton, NY 10958
October 25, 2019 – Friday (Tentative Schedule)
Delano Hitch Recreation Center
401 Washington Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Please double check the Orange County schedule or call 845-291-2640.
By February the county will post the registration forms for the events. When filling out the registration form, please be specific about the quantity of items you have on your registration form. Organizations can only bring 220 pounds of material to a Household Hazardous Waste Event.
If you have questions, please contact Orange County Environmental Facilities and Services via their website or call 845-291-2640.
Acceptable materials include:
- Aerosol Cans
- Automotive Products/Gas/Oil and mixtures of gas/oil
- Dental amalgam
- Fluorescent light tubes
- Joint Compound (not water based)
- Oil based paint (NO LATEX PAINT)
- Photographic chemicals
- Pool chemicals
The EPA offers some tips for safely handling HHW such as:
- Be sure to read product labels for disposal directions to reduce the risk of products exploding, igniting, leaking, mixing with other chemicals, or posing other hazards on the way to a disposal facility.
- Never store hazardous products in food containers; keep them in their original containers and never remove labels. Corroding containers, however, require special handling. Call your local hazardous materials official or fire department for instructions.
- When leftovers remain, never mix HHW with other products. Incompatible products might react, ignite, or explode, and contaminated HHW might become unrecyclable.
- Remember, even empty containers of HHW can pose hazards because of the residual chemicals that might remain so handle them with care also.