Orange County to host hazmat and pharmaceutical collection events in July

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GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus announced that the County will hold a hazardous waste collection event for businesses, municipalities, school districts, and farms by appointment only on Friday, July 23 and a Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collections for county residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in the Town of Montgomery.  The address for both events is 90 Grove Street in Campbell Hall.

“These events provide an opportunity to dispose of unwanted and potentially hazardous chemicals that people often accumulate over the years in a safe, environmentally conscious way,” Neuhaus said. “I hope that residents take advantage of this cost-free opportunity to clear their homes of unnecessary and potentially dangerous products.”

He said due to safety precautions taken because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the events will be organized to ensure the safety and well-being of County residents and employees.

The steps taken to ensure safety for all involved are as follows:

  • All workers will wear a mask and proper PPE.
  • Attendees are encouraged to come one person per vehicle and show their proof of residency through a closed window.
  • Attendees are not to leave their vehicles unless in the case of an emergency.
  • Residents shall pack their materials in the rear of their vehicles for workers to handle.
  • Containers will not be returned to prevent the potential for transmission.

 

The July 23 event is for businesses, schools, farms and municipalities only and will be held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in the Town of Montgomery, address located at 90 Grove Street in Campbell Hall.  Pre-registration is required and the cost for disposal will be determined by the vendor based on the type and amount of waste to be disposed of (up to 220 pounds per vehicle).  Drop off times will be scheduled by the vendor.  A registration form can be found on the County website by clicking on the “Household Hazardous Waste” tab. Registrations will be accepted until Friday, July 9.

The July 24 event is free for Orange County residents with proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with Orange County address) and will also be held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in the Town of Montgomery, address located at 90 Grove Street in Campbell Hall.  The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.