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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County will host a Hazardous Waste collection event for businesses, municipalities, school districts, and farms on June 10th at Orange County Transfer Station #3 and a Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collection for Orange County residents on June 11th at the Port Jervis High School lower parking lot.
“These events give residents a place to dispose of unwanted and potentially hazardous chemicals that people often accumulate over the years in a safe, environmentally conscious way,” Neuhaus said. “I hope that people take advantage of this cost-free opportunity to clear their homes of unnecessary and potentially dangerous products.”
The Friday, June 10th event is for businesses, schools, farms, and municipalities only and will be held at Orange County Transfer Station #3, address located at 86 Tow Path Road in Port Jervis. 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 www.orangecountygov.com/efs. Registrations will be accepted until Friday, June 3rd.
The Saturday, June 11th event is free for Orange County residents with proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with Orange County address) and will be held at Port Jervis High School lower parking lot, address located at 10 Route 209 in Port Jervis. The 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 June 10th event and may not attend the June 11th collection event. For a list of accepted materials, see the following link: https://www.orangecountygov.com/450/Events-for-County-Residents
In addition, wet 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 info, 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 291-3246 or visit the website orangecountygov.com/efs and click on the household hazardous waste tab.