Monroe County announces new hazardous waste collection

Monroe Co. announces Chili-Gates Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Monroe County is partnering with several municipalities in the southwest portion of the county for free collection of household hazardous waste.

The Chili-Gates Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection includes the towns of Chili, Gates, Wheatland and Riga, along with the villages of Scottsville and Churchville.

The collection, which is by appointment only, is taking place at the Town of Chili Highway Garage at 200 Beaver Road Saturday from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo joined us to explain how it works, along with Mike Garland, Monroe County director of environmental services.

A maximum of 30 gallons of the following materials per appointment will be accepted at no charge:

•Oil-based & Latex Paint (latex paint greater than 1/3 of a gallon)

•Wood stain & preservatives

•Automotive fluids and driveway sealers

•Flammable products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)

•Household cleaners and pool & photo chemicals

These items will also be accepted, free of charge:

•Compact fluorescent light bulbs and straight fluorescent bulbs

•Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & button batteries

•Thermometers and thermostats

•Syringes/Sharps (must be safely packaged and labeled)

Do Not Bring: used motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); Pharmaceutical Waste, Propane tanks (ecopark only); cans of dried paint (if dried, remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (trash or recycle); everyday alkaline batteries (trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (trash).

If residents are unable to take advantage of this one-day collection, the county offers other collections throughout the year. For more information, or for business waste disposal options, click here.

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