September 4, 2007
Oswego County Will Collect Household Hazardous Waste Sept. 15
Oswego County residents are reminded that the Department of Solid Waste will hold a household hazardous waste collection program from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Bristol Hill Landfill. The landfill is located about five miles east of Fulton on state Route 3, Volney.
Oswego County residents can safely dispose of unwanted paints, pesticides, automobile batteries, and other household chemicals at no charge. For a complete list of items, visit www.oswegocounty.com/dsw.html.
Materials should be stored in their original containers. Any leaking containers should be wrapped in newspaper and placed in a clear plastic bag.
The following materials will not be accepted: asbestos; business and industry wastes; cylinders (except for propane cylinders which will be accepted); explosives; fire extinguishers; pathological and medical wastes; medicines or syringes; radioactive materials, including smoke detectors; and road flares.
Participants will remain in their vehicles and materials will be unloaded by the contracting firm. Residents are asked to leave children and pets at home if possible.
The collection program is open to Oswego County residents only. Waste materials from businesses and industries won't be accepted.
For more information, call the Oswego County Solid Waste Department, phone 591-9200 or the Bristol Hill transfer station, phone 591-9211; Hastings transfer station, phone 668-8821; Hannibal transfer station, phone 564-5623; Oswego transfer station, phone 349-3439; or Pulaski transfer station, phone 298-6062.
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