Orange County will host a Hazardous Waste collection event for businesses, municipalities, school districts, and farms by appointment only on April 14 and Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collections for Orange County residents on April 15 at the Orange County Transfer Station #1 (OCTS #1) in New Hampton.
The address for both events is 21 Training Center Lane in New Hampton; The entrance to the site is located across from the Mid-Hudson Psych. Center on Route 17M.
“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,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “I hope that residents take advantage of this cost-free opportunity to clear their homes of unnecessary and potentially dangerous products.”
The Friday, April 14th event is for businesses, schools, farms, and municipalities only and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 “Hazardous Waste” tab at http://www.orangecountygov.com/efs. Registrations will be accepted until Friday, March 31.
The Saturday, April 15th 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 the OCTS #1 Maintenance Garage in New Hampton located at the address above. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to collect unwanted over the counter and prescription medication.
Businesses, schools, farms, and municipalities must register for the Friday, April 14th event and may not attend the April 15th collection event. Fifty-five-gallon drums or containers containing similar volumes of waste are not permitted at the Household Hazardous Waste event on November 5.
If you have questions about either of these events, please call Ermin Siljkovic at 291-3246 or visit the website orangecountygov.com/efs and click on the household hazardous waste tab.