Registration Now Open for Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Newfane
Niagara County Legislator Shawn Foti today announced that registration is now open for the county’s next household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event, which will be held on Saturday, September 17 in Newfane. The event is open to all Niagara County residents but you must register in advance.
“This is a great opportunity to clean out those hazardous waste items that may be in a corner of the basement or out in your garage,” said Foti. “And with the passage of the NY Paint Stewardship Law, we will now be accepting latex paint as well. These events have always been popular with residents so if you plan on attending, do not delay in registering.”
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Town of Newfane Highway Garage located at 6176 McKee St. in Newfane. Registration can be done by going to www.rethinkyourwaste.com/events and scrolling down to the Newfane event. There is also a list of items that will be accepted for recycling posted to that website.
Dawn Timm, Niagara County Environmental Coordinator, said in the ten years the HHW program has been operating, more than 900,000 pounds of harmful products have been removed from Niagara County homes.
“The steps we take to encourage the recycling of paint and other HHW in a responsible manner ensures these materials do not end up in our soil or in our water, protecting our local environment,” said Timm.
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