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 Residents
New York’s Orange County has announced their 2019 Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events in Montgomery, Port Jarvis, New Hampton and Newburgh. These disposal events are free to Orange County, New York residents and unlike the HHW events for businessiness and schools, no preregistration is required.
County Waste and Recycling is not licensed to haul hazardous waste and reminds all customers not to place HHW items in their County Waste and Recycling collection carts or dumpsters.
Household Hazardous Waste items have the potential to:
- Cause violent chemical reactions
- Be dangerously corrosive
- Be harmful to human health (toxic)
Mark your calendars today and plan to take your HHW items to one or more of Orange County’s HHW disposal events for residents. And, if you can, offer to bring in HHW items for a neighbor, friend or family member.
April 13, 2019 - Saturday
Thomas Bull Memorial Park
90 Grove Street, Montgomery 12549
June 8, 2019 – Saturday
Port Jervis High School Lower Parking Lot
10 Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771
September 21, 2019 – Saturday
Orange County Fire Training Center
9 Training Center Lane, New Hampton, NY 10958
October 26, 2019 (Tentative) – Saturday
Delano Hitch Recreation Center
Newburgh, NY 12550.
If Orange County reschedules this event they will published it on their website.
Acceptable HHW materials include:
- Aerosol Cans
- Automotive Products/Gas/Oil and mixtures of gas/oil
- Fluorescent light tubes
- Joint Compound (not water based)
- Oil based paint (No latex paint)
- Photographic chemicals
- Pool chemicals
If you have questions about what other items are allowed, visit the Orange County Environmental Facilities and Services website.
The EPA offers some tips for safely handling HHW such as:
- Follow any instructions for use and storage provided on product labels carefully to prevent any accidents at home.
- 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.
- Check with your local environmental, health or solid waste agency for more information on HHW management options in your area.
- Remember, even empty containers of HHW can pose hazards because of the residual chemicals that might remain so handle them with care also.
To learn more about the proper management and disposal of HHW, you may click and read Managing and Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste published by New York Department of Environmental Conservation.