County has slots available to dispose of tires, household hazardous waste

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 August 2023 at 3:04 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: This photo from Aug. 14, 2021 shows the Orleans County DPW moving tires into the pile by the DPW garage on West Academy Street in Albion. Orleans County residents were able to drop off 1,200 tires that day.

ALBION – There are still slots available for Orleans County residents to get rid of household hazardous waste and tires at no charge.

The county has its annual household hazardous waste collection day this Saturday outside the Orleans County DPW on West Academy Street in Albion.

So far residents have registered for 385 of 600 spots to dispose of household hazardous waste, and 130 have signed up to unload old tires with 80 spots still available.

The county typically pays Environmental Enterprises, Inc. of Cincinnati about $18,000 to collect and remove the household hazardous waste, with the state them reimbursing the county about half of the costs.

Household chemical and items that can be discarded include: oil-based paints solvents, polishes/waxes pesticides, motor oil & filters adhesives & resins, fluorescent bulbs, auto tires (limit 10), auto & marine batteries, household batteries, aerosols, acids, corrosives, antifreeze and empty propane tanks.

Items that won’t be accepted include explosives, pressurized tanks, ammunition, PCBs, pathologic waste, infectious waste, radioactive waste, syringes, pharmaceuticals, computers & electronics, tires on rims, commercial & farm vehicle tires.

The collection runs from 8 to noon for household waste and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for tires. The event is organized by the Orleans County Department of Planning and Development. For more information, call the department at (585) 589-3198 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday.