June 15, 2009
Oswego County HHW Facility Is Open Wednesdays and Saturdays
VOLNEY - The Oswego County Solid Waste Department now accepts hazardous wastes from businesses at its Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Bristol Hill Landfill, 3125 State Route 3, Volney. Hazardous waste disposal services for businesses are by appointment only.
Businesses must meet the regulatory requirements for Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG) to qualify, and payment must be made at the time of appointment. Businesses may inquire regarding qualifying status and obtain a quote for disposal of specified materials by contacting the Solid Waste Main Office at 591-9200.
County residents can bring unwanted household chemicals and household hazardous waste items to the collection facility on Wednesdays and Saturdays until Sept. 30. There is no charge for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste items. The facility is open Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m., through Sept. 30.
For safety reasons, people should not bring children or pets to the collection site.
Materials must be in their original containers and should be placed in sturdy cardboard boxes. Leaking containers should be wrapped in newspaper and placed in a clear plastic bag. Smoking is prohibited in the unloading area.
Residents may bring the following items to the collection facility:
Acids, adhesives, aerosols, antifreeze, auto batteries, brake fluid, charcoal lighters, degreasers, dioxin pesticides, disinfectants, drain cleaners, epoxies, fiberglass resins, flea products, furniture polish;
Hair removers, herbicides, inks, insecticides, insect repellents, lacquers, lighter fluids, lubricants, moth balls and flakes, nail polish and remover, “no pest” strips, oven cleaners;
Oil-based paints (no latex paints will be accepted), paint removers and thinners, pesticides, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, rat poisons, rug cleaners, rust solvents, silvex pesticide, spot removers, toilet bowl cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, turpentine, varnish, waste fuels, weed killers, wood preservatives, and wood stains.
Dried latex paint, used motor oil, household batteries, cell phones, computers, electronic equipment, and appliances containing CFC refrigerant are accepted year-round at all county transfer stations.
Customers are advised that if the lines are long, they may be turned away so that all materials can be processed before closing time.
For information call the Oswego County Solid Waste Office at 591-9200, or the transfer stations at 591-9211, 564-5623, 668-8821, 349-3439, or 298-6062.
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