Over the past few years, you've probably accumulated some items in your home which are considered hazardous household waste. Items like paint, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, certain adhesives, pesticides, even car batteries.

The question now is how to safely get rid of these items from your home.  You can’t simply put them in the trash, but you can bring it to the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Orange County.

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has announced that there will be two Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collection events for Orange County businesses and residents from 9 to 3 on September 21 and 22 at the Orange County Fire Training Center, located at 9 Training Center Lane in New Hampton.

The collection event on Friday, September 21 is for businesses, schools, farms, and municipalities only. The fees will vary based on the types of waste to be disposed of as well as how much, limit of 220 pounds. Drop off times will be scheduled once registration forms have been completed.

Orange County residents will be able to bring their hazardous household waste as well as unwanted prescriptions for free on Saturday, September 22. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill is required.  The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be on site collecting unwanted over the counter and prescription medications.

If you have any questions or would like more information call Ermin Siljkovic at 291-3246 or click here.

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