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Sullivan County will host two residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events this summer.
The second is scheduled for Sunday, July 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Both events will be staged at the Monticello Transfer Station – Scalehouse area, 91 Landfill Drive, Monticello.
This program is only open to individuals with residences in Sullivan County. Although there is no charge to participate, preregistration is required by calling 845-807-0291 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. weekdays during the first HHW Event enrollment period now through Friday, June 16. Enrollment for the second HHW Collection Event begins Monday, June 26 and ends Friday, July 21.
These events are intended to collect and properly manage residentially-generated hazardous household materials, including herbicides, pesticides, mercury-containing items, cleaning products, pool chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, lead-based/oil-based paints, solvents, acids, bases, old fuels (stale gasoline/2-cycle fuel mix), automotive batteries, antifreeze and preservatives, just to name a few.
For additional information and questions about safer alternatives to hazardous materials in general, contact Bill Cutler, Recycling Coordinator, at 845-8070291 in the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling.