Household Hazardous Waste Collection Set for Oct. 5

Putnam County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day for Putnam County residents from 9 a.m. to noon (rain or shine) on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Putnam County Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are co-sponsoring the free event at the Putnam County Department of Health, 1 Geneva Road, Brewster.

HHW Collection Day is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of toxic materials: 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 must be labeled and identifiable. Items not accepted are water-based paints (latex), used oil, lead-acid batteries, plastic bags, batteries, tires, electronic waste or materials from commercial establishments. See a complete list of accepted items at

Pre-registration is required. Call early to reserve your spot. Call 845-808-1390, ext. 43150.

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