Saturday, October 2, 2010

Household Hazardous Waste and Home Electronics & Propane Tank Recycling event

Cayuga County's Household Hazardous Waste Day and Home Electronics & Propane Tank Recycling event will take place on Saturday, October 16th. The event provides all City of Auburn and Cayuga County residents the opportunity to dispose of these materials in a safe manner.

This is a great opportunity to properly dispose of those old paints, chemicals and cleaners in your garage or basement! 

Date, Time and Registration:

  • Saturday, October 16, 2010.
  • Everyone Must Register with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County. Please call 315-255-1183.
Acceptable Household Hazardous Wastes Include:

  • Products containing chemicals
  • Oil based paints
  • Turpentine, paint thinners, brush cleaners
  • Pesticides (weed killers, insect sprays, fungicides)
  • Mercury thermometers and barometers
  • Liquid mercury (quick silver)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs (contains mercury)
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (contains mercury)
  • Liquid Driveway sealer
  • Household cleaners
  • Gasoline
  • Gas/oil, oil/water, gas/water mixtures
  • Antifreeze
  • Mothballs
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Photograph developing chemicals
Look for warnings on labels such as danger, caution, toxic, flammable, corrosive, and reactive. These are hazardous materials that can cause water pollution and human injuries if they are poured on the ground, down the drain, or placed in the trash.

Home Electronics and Propane Tanks

Home electronics*, televisions*, computers*, digital cameras, propane tanks (up to 40 pounds) and small freon appliances* are also accepted.

*$5 fee for each television (limit 2 televisions), and each small freon appliance.

Get more information at the following link:

or call CCE at 315-225-1183 with your questions.

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