Orange County schedules household hazardous waste day

GOSHEN – Orange County will hold two Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collection events for county businesses and residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 at the Orange County Fire Training Center in New Hampton.

“These events provide a convenient opportunity for residents to dispose of hazardous household waste and expired or unwanted pharmaceuticals properly,” County Executive Steven Neuhaus said. “I hope that residents take advantage of the chance to clear their homes of unnecessary and potentially dangerous products.”

The Friday, September 20 event is for businesses, schools, farms and municipalities only. Registration is required and residents cannot attend. Cost will be determined by the vendor based on the type and amount of waste to be disposed of with a 220-pound limit.  Drop off times will be scheduled by the vendor.

The Saturday, September 21 event is free for Orange County residents who provide proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with Orange County address). The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be on site collecting unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medications.

Businesses, schools, farms and municipalities must register for the Friday’s disposal and cannot attend the collection on Saturday.

Information and registration forms can be found by clicking on the “Household Hazardous Waste Information” tab at Registration will be accepted until Friday, September 6th.

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