Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County will host a Hazardous Waste collection event for businesses, municipalities, school districts, and farms by appointment only on Friday, May 6th. In addition, a Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collections for Orange County residents will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th at the Thomas Bull Memorial Park, which is located at 90 Grove Street, Campbell Hall (GPS address).
“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 May 6th event is for businesses, schools, farms, and municipalities only and will be held at the Thomas Bull Memorial Park in the Town of Montgomery. 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 “Household Hazardous Waste” tab at http://www.orangecountygov.com/efs. Registrations will be accepted until Friday, April 22nd.
The May 7th 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 Thomas Bull Memorial Park located at 90 Grove Street, Campbell Hall (GPS address). This event will take place from 9 AM to 3 PM. Deputies from the 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 May 6th event and may not attend the May 7th collection event. Fifty-five-gallon drums or containers containing similar volumes of waste are not permitted at the Household Hazardous Waste event on May 7th.
In addition, latex, acrylic, and water-based paints will now be accepted at Orange County hazardous materials collection events through a partnership with PaintCare, a new paint stewardship program established by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. For more information see: https://www.paintcare.org/states/new-york/
Please be advised that COVID-19 safety measures may be instituted.
If you have questions about either of these events, please call Ermin Siljkovic at 845-291-3246 or visit the website orangecountygov.com/efs and click on the household hazardous waste tab.