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Posted on: March 12, 2019

County to hold household hazardous waste, pharmaceutical collection events on April 12-13

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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and Department of Public Works Commissioner Erik Denega have announced that the County will host two Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collection events for County businesses and residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 12th and 13th at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Hamptonburgh.

“These events provide a convenient opportunity for residents to dispose of hazardous household waste and expired or unwanted pharmaceuticals properly,” Neuhaus said.  “I hope that residents take advantage of the chance to clear their homes of unnecessary and potentially dangerous products.”

The Friday, April 12th event is for businesses, schools, farms and municipalities only. Registration is required and residents cannot attend. Cost will be determined by the vendor based on the type and amount of waste to be disposed of (up to 220 pounds).  Drop off times will be scheduled by the vendor.  Registration forms can be found by clicking on the “Household Hazardous Waste Information” tab at www.orangecountygov.com/efs and will be accepted until Friday, March 29th.

The Saturday, April 13th event is free for Orange County residents who provide proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with Orange County address). The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be on site collecting unwanted over the counter and prescription medications.  Businesses, schools, farms and municipalities must register for the Friday’s disposal and cannot attend the collection on Saturday.

If you have questions about either event, contact Ermin Siljkovic at 291-3246 or check log onto www.orangecountygov.com/efs and click on the household hazardous waste tab. 

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