Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Day is May14, 2016 from 8am - 12pm
Please pre-register for this event by call 475-0385.

 
 
The Town of New Scotland Highway Department holds an annual Household Hazardous Day generally in May.  This event is open to Town Residents and you must pre-register.  Acceptable wastes include pesticides, paints and stains, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, automotive fluids and batteries, gasoline and kerosene.  Empty aerosols and dried latex paint can be disposed of in your regular trash.
 TOWN OF NEW SCOTLAND
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY

May 14, 2016       8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. 

TOWN OF NEW SCOTLAND HIGHWAY GARAGE
2869 New Scotland Road (Rt. 85) 
                             
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER WITH THE TOWN OF NEW SCOTLAND
OR THE VILLAGE OF VOORHEESVILLE
 
TOWN OF NEW SCOTLAND RESIDENTS CALL TERESA  at 765-2681
VILLAGE OF VOORHEESVILLE RESIDENTS CALL KAREN at 765-2692
              ACCEPTABLE WASTES  
  Pesticides/Herbicides/Insecticides
  Paints (Oil Base, Latex)
  Wood Preservatives and Stains
  Thinners and Solvents
  Drain Cleaners
  Swimming Pool Chemicals
  Automotive Fluids/Batteries
 Old Cleaning Products
 Gasoline/Kerosene
 Acids and Bases
 Hobby Chemicals/Paints
 Asbestos (Wet and Double Bagged)
 CFL and Fluorescent Light Bulbs
 Mercury thermometers

 UNACCEPTABLE WASTES
   Explosives/Ammunition
   Fireworks
  Radioactive Material
  Controlled Substances
  Known Dioxins
  Compressed Gases
   (aerosols are okay)
  Commercial Wastes 
  Empty Paint Cans 
  Empty aerosols 
  Industrial Wastes 
  Medical Wastes 
  Household Alkaline Batteries
 (since 1993 alkaline batteries do not contain mercury and can be disposed of in your trash)
   OPEN TO TOWN OF NEW SCOTLAND RESIDENTS ONLY
  • Empty paint cans, dried latex paint in cans and empty aerosol containers can be disposed of in your regular trash
  • Coupons are required for residents to participate
  • Keep wastes in their original labeled containers.  Tighten lids and pack securely in a cardboard box.  Never mix chemicals.
  • Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in plastic bag or container.
  • DO NOT smoke near chemicals or leave product in a hot, unventilated vehicle for an extended period of time.
  • For your SAFETY, please stay in your car.  Workers will unload the material.

Our Household Hazardous Waste program is partially financed with a grant from the 

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation