For Immediate Release
October 2, 2012
Town of Greece and Monroe County to Host
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The Town of Greece is pleased to announce that it will once again partner with the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services to hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection on Saturday, October 20 from 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Town of Greece Department of Public Works, 647 Long Pond Road.
This service is open to all Monroe County residents. To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections throughout the year. Appointments for this HHW collection will be accepted until October 19th. To schedule an appointment residents should call the Town of Greece Highway Department at 225-4590. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
Up to 30 gallons of the following materials will be accepted per appointment at no charge:
• Oil-based & Latex Paint (for 1/3-gallon or less of Latex Paint: discard lid, add kitty litter, let dry, place can in trash)
• Wood Stain & Preservatives
• Automotive Fluids (antifreeze; brake, power steering and transmission fluids)
• Pesticides & Fertilizers
• Flammable Products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents)
• Household Cleaners (liquid soaps & waxes, drain cleaners, etc.)
• Driveway Sealer
• Pool & Photo Chemicals
• Rechargeable (Ni-Cad) & Button Batteries
• Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
• Syringes/Sharps (safely packaged)
Do Not Bring: used motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); Propane tanks (permanent HHW facility only); cans with dried paint (if it rattles when shaken – remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (trash or recycle); everyday alkaline batteries (trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (trash), propane tanks.
If residents are unable to take advantage of this mobile HHW collection, the County offers other collection dates. For more information, or for business waste disposal options, call DES at 753-7600 (option 3), or visit www.monroecounty.gov.