OC to Hold Hazardous Waste, Pharmaceutical Collection Sept. 24

September 9, 2016 Updated: September 12, 2016

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will collect unwanted prescription medication from county residents on Sept 24 at the same time the county is collecting household hazardous waste. The collection for both will take place at the Orange County Fire Training Center, 9 Training Center Lane in New Hampton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The service is provided free with proof of residency in the form of a tax bill or driver license.

Medical sharps will not be accepted.

For those looking to get rid of household hazardous waste, the following materials can be dropped off :

Adhesives, aerosol cans, automotive products, fire extinguishers, flammable liquids (oil, gas, kerosene and/or mixtures), corrosives/cleaners, creosote, driveway sealer (not water based), pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, inks, mercury, oil-based paints only, pesticides/herbicides, propane cylinders (camp size), roofing tar, rubber cement, solvents/thinners, varnishes/shellac/stains, wood preservatives, used cooking oil.

Items that won’t be accepted include the following:

Latex paint (water based), refrigerators, tires, air conditioners, electronics, BBQ-size propane tanks. smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and appliances.

There will also be a commercial hazardous waste collection event for businesses, farms, schools, and municipalities at the same location on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but registration and payment are required. For more information call 845-291-2664, email efs@orangecountygov.com, or visit the Orange County Environmental Facilities and Services website at orangecountygov.com/efs. 

To contact this reporter, email colin.fredericson@epochtimes.com

On Sept. 12, this article was updated with the new date for the county’s commercial hazardous waste collection event.