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Posted on: September 24, 2019

County hosting household hazardous waste, pharmaceutical collection event on Oct. 25-26

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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Facilities and Services Robert Gray have announced that the County will host Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical Collections for Orange County residents on October 25th and October 26th in Newburgh.

“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,” Neuhaus said. “I hope that residents take advantage of this cost-free opportunity to clear their homes of unnecessary and potentially dangerous products.”

The Friday, October 25th event is for businesses, schools, farms and municipalities only and will be held at the Delano Hitch Recreation Center at 401 Washington Street in Newburgh, NY. 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).  Drop off times will be scheduled by the vendor.  Registrations will be accepted until Friday, October 11th.

The Saturday, October 26th 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 Delano Hitch Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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 October 25th and may not attend the October 26th collection event.

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. 

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