Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day May 18

Putnam County holds event at Canopus Beach

Putnam County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day for Putnam County residents on Saturday, May 18. The Putnam County Department of Health (DOH) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are co-sponsoring the free event scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon (rain or shine) at the Canopus Beach parking area, Fahnestock State Park, Route 301, in Kent.

Improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to residents and their families. HHW Collection Day is an opportunity for Putnam County 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. Disposal items will only be accepted if they are labeled and identifiable.  Items that will not be accepted are water-based paints (latex), used oil, lead-acid batteries, plastic bags, batteries, tires, electronic waste or any materials from commercial establishments. For a complete list of items being accepted, visit the DOH website at

Preregistration is required; call early to reserve a spot through the DOH at 845-808-1390, ext. 43150. Call local towns for information regarding electronic waste disposal. Household hazardous waste items will not be accepted at any of the town electronic waste drop-off locations.

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