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.
Residential Hazardous Waste Disposal Events in Orange County
The U.S. EPA considers Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) as leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode or that are corrosive or toxic. For safety and environmental reasons, it is important to dispose of hazardous items properly and not to place them in any County Waste and Recycling containers. County Waste is not licensed to haul hazardous waste.
Residential HHW Disposal Event – Event Brochure
Event For: Residents of Orange County
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Free with proof of Orange County residency
Port Jervis High School Lower Parking Lot
10 Route 209
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Please review the list of Acceptable and Unacceptable items below and only bring acceptable items.
- Aerosol Cans
- Automatic Batteries
- Automotive Products
- Fire Extinguishers
- Flammable Liquids (oil, gas, kerosene, and/or mixtures)
- Driveway Sealer
- Pool Chemicals
- Fluorescent Tubes
- Oil Based Paints
- Camp size Propane Tanks
- Roofing Tar
- Rubber Cement
- Wood Preservatives
- Air Conditioners
- Batteries, Single-Use (alkaline batteries like AAA, AA, C, D, 9V can go in the trash)
- Latex (water based) Paint
- Medical sharps (needles, syringes)
- Propane Tanks, BBQ size
Each person produces an average of four pounds of household hazardous waste per year so it is important for the safety of your household to dispose of HHW because they can be harmful to the environment and our health.
Mark your calendars and tell your family and friends about these future HHW disposal events. To learn more visit the Orange Country, New York website.
- September 22
- November 3
It’s important NOT to dump hazardous waste down a drain, on the ground, or in a storm sewer because they can pollute the environment.
To learn more about Household Hazardous Waste visit the United State Environmental Protection Agency website.