Registration Open for Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 

The Orleans County Planning Office today announced that registration is now open for the county’s annual household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event, which will be held on Saturday, August 10.  The event is open to all Orleans County residents but you must register in advance. 

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The event will be at the Orleans County Highway Garage, on West Academy Street in Albion.  The county will collect all acceptable items from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. is reserved for tire collection only.  Mandatory registration can be done by calling the county Planning Office at 585-589-3198 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

 

“This is Orleans County’s annual collection event that I know a lot of residents like to plan for to get rid of those leftover chemicals, batteries, tires and other items that are lying around in the garage, basement or shed,” said Corey Winters,  Interim Deputy Director in the Planning Office.  “And more than just getting rid of this clutter, people can be assured these items are being disposed of in a safe and environmentally-responsible way.”

Winters said acceptable items include pesticides, motor oiler & filters, adhesives, antifreeze, solvents, tires (limit 10), batteries, fluorescent bulbs, aerosols, old-based paints and empty propane tanks.  Items that cannot be accepted include explosives, pressurized tanks, ammunition, PCBs, radioactive waste, medical water, electronics, tires on rims and commercial tires.  These are partial lists so if you have questions regarding a specific item, please call the Planning Office.

“We have opened up registration early so we can properly plan and be ready to accommodate as many residents as possible who want to take part,” said Winters.  “When you call to register, please be prepared to generally describe the type of chemicals and/or the number of tires you will be disposing.”