Oswego County residents have until the end of September to get rid of household hazardous waste products at the county’s disposal facility in Volney.
The facility, located at the Bristol Hill Solid Waste Landfill, 3125 NYS Route 3, will close for the season Sept. 29.
The collection facility is open Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m.
Unwanted pesticides, cleansers, old pool chemicals and other outdated household chemicals are accepted.
Materials should be kept in their original containers and placed in sturdy cardboard boxes.
Leaking containers should be wrapped in newspaper and placed in a clear plastic bag.
Smoking is prohibited in the unloading area.
When lines are long, cars may be turned away so that materials can be processed prior to the facility’s closing.
Residents may bring the following items to the collection facility:
Acids, adhesives, aerosols, airplane glue, antifreeze, auto batteries, brake fluid, cements, charcoal lighters, chemistry sets, chlorine, cleaning fluids, compact fluorescent bulbs, corrosives, degreasers, dioxin pesticides, disinfectants, drain cleaners, dry gas, epoxies, fiberglass resins, flea products, furniture polish, hair removers, herbicides, hobby chemicals, inks, insecticides, insect repellents, lacquers, lighter fluids, lubricants, mercury containing devices such as thermometers, moth balls and flakes, nail polish and remover, “no pest” strips, oil-based paints, oven cleaners, paint removers and thinners, pesticides, permanent solutions, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, rat poisons, rug and upholstery cleaners, rust solvents, silvex pesticide, spot removers, toilet bowl cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, turpentine, varnish, waste fuels, weed killers, wood preservatives, and wood stains.
Latex paints are not accepted at the hazardous waste collection facility.
Unwanted latex paint should be allowed to harden in the paint can and placed in the trash.
Used motor oil, household batteries, cell phones, computers, electronic equipment, and appliances containing CFC refrigerant are accepted at the Oswego County transfer stations.
Businesses may use the hazardous waste collection facility by appointment.
For more information, and to receive a quote to dispose of materials, call the Solid Waste Office weekdays at 591-9200.
Additional information is available on the Solid Waste Department’s Web site at http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html
Residents may also call the transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers: Bristol Hill: 591-9211; Hannibal: 564-5623; Hastings: 668-8821; Oswego: 349-3439; or Pulaski: 298-6062; or the Oswego County Solid Waste Office at 591-9200.