Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

BREWSTER – Putnam County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day for Putnam County residents on Saturday, May 6.

The Putnam County Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are co-sponsoring the FREE event

It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (rain or shine) at the Canopus Beach parking area, Fahnstock State Park, Route 301, in Kent, NY.

Pre-registration is required.

Improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to residents and their families.

For this reason, the HHW Collection Day event continues to be maintained in the budget by County Executive MaryEllen Odell as an opportunity for Putnam residents to safely dispose of toxic materials such as: household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paint (not latex), automotive solvents, thinners, mothballs, rodent poisons, gasoline, kerosene, small propane tanks (up to 20 pound size), etc.

For a more complete list of acceptable items, visit the Health Department website at http://www.putnamcountyny.com/green-putnam/.

Disposal items must be labeled and identifiable to be accepted. Items not accepted include: water-based paints (latex), used oil, lead-acid batteries, plastic bags, batteries, tires, electronic waste or any materials from commercial establishments. Materials packed into garbage or lawn bags will also not be accepted.  Latex paints can be discarded by routine means, after they have been dried out.

Call early to reserve your spot. The Putnam County Department of Health number is (845) 808-1390 ext. 43150 for questions or to pre-register.

For information regarding electronic waste disposal, call your local town.

Please note that household hazardous waste items are not accepted at the town electronic waste drop-off locations.

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