Can be dropped off in Kent on May 7

Putnam County will hold a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for county residents on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Canopus Beach parking area at Fahnestock State Park on Route 301 in Kent. Registration is required. Residents may dispose of toxic materials such as household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paint, automotive solvents, thinners, mothballs, rodent poisons, gasoline, kerosene and propane tanks up to 20 pounds. For a complete list, visit putnamcountyny.com/green-putnam.

Thousands of gallons of oil-based paints have been collected since Household Hazardous Waste collection days were started more than 20 years ago by the Putnam County Department of Health. (Photo provided)
Thousands of gallons of oil-based paints have been collected since Household Hazardous Waste collection days were started more than 20 years ago by the Putnam County Department of Health. (Photo provided)

Items must be labeled and identifiable to be accepted. Items that will not be accepted include water-based paints (latex), used oil, lead-acid batteries, plastic bags, batteries, tires, electronic waste or any materials from commercial establishments. Latex paints can be discarded by routine means after they have been dried out. Call 845-808-1390, ext. 43150, with questions or to register.

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