GOSHEN – For the safety and convenience of Orange County residents, County Executive Edward A. Diana, Sheriff Carl DuBois, and Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Facilities and Services Pete Hammond are pleased to announce that Orange County will be hosting a household hazardous waste and pharmaceutical collection event on Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Delano Hitch Recreation Center, 401 Washington Street, Newburgh.
Participation is free for Orange County residents, although proof of residency is required at the time of disposal.
"Appropriate disposal of hazardous household waste and outdated or unused medications makes our homes and our County safer for all who live and visit here," said County Executive Diana. "I encourage Orange County residents, especially those with children at home, to take advantage of this free collection service."
Farms, schools, small businesses and governmental agencies must pre-register at (845) 291-2648 to bring their hazardous waste materials to the collection site on Friday, September 6th.
"Orange County’s household hazardous waste collection events throughout the year provide residents with a convenient and cost-effective way to protect the environment and their families by properly disposing of household waste that should not go into regular trash pick-up or disposal," said Deputy Commissioner Hammond. "This special event is in addition to the regular waste disposal service we offer six days a week at Orange County’s three transfer stations."
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand for Operation Safe Scripts to accept any expired or unwanted pharmaceuticals, both prescription and over- the-counter.
For more information and a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items, call (845) 291-2648 or visit www.orangecountygov.com/efs.