Putnam County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day for Putnam County residents on Saturday, May 3. The Putnam County Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are co-sponsoring the free event which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon (rain or shine) at the Canopus Beach parking area, Fahnestock State Park.
Improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to residents and families.
County residents may 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 which 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 putnamcountyny.com/green-putnam.
Pre-registration required. Call 845-808-1390, ext. 43150. Call your local town for information regarding electronic waste disposal. Please note: Household hazardous waste items will not be accepted at any of the town electronic waste drop-off locations.