Slots available for household hazardous waste collection on Aug. 10

Photo by Tom Rivers: More than 1,000 tires were piled up during the Orleans County household hazardous waste collection on Aug. 12, 2023. The tires will be collected again on Aug. 10 as long as they are off the rim. The event is outside the Orleans County DPW on West Academy Street in Albion.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 June 2024 at 2:27 pm

ALBION – Registration is open for the Orleans County annual household hazardous waste collection day on Aug. 10.

There are more than 500 slots available, and 67 had been taken as of Thursday evening, said Corey Winters, the county’s interim deputy director in the Planning Office.

The event is open to all Orleans County residents but registration is needed and 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.

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.

“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,” Winters said.  “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.”

 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.

“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,” Winters said.  “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.”