Newburgh. County to host hazmat collection events on Sept. 29 and 30

| 18 Aug 2023 | 12:33

    Orange County will host a hazardous waste collection event for businesses, municipalities, school districts and farms by appointment only on Sept. 29 and Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collections for Orange County residents on Sept. 30th at the Delano Hitch Recreation Center in Newburgh.

    The recreation center is located at 401 Washington St. in Newburgh.

    “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 Sept. 29 event for businesses, schools, farms and municipalities will be held by appointment only. 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 Registrations will be accepted until Friday, September 15th.

    The Sept. 30 event is free for Orange County residents with proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with Orange County address) and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to collect unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medication.

    If you have questions about either of these events, please call Ermin Siljkovic at 291-3246 or visit the website and click on the household hazardous waste tab.