Household Hazardous Waste
NEXT HAZARDOUSE WASTE EVENT WILL BE HELD IN SPRING OF 2024
The Town of New Scotland Highway Department will sponsor the next Household Hazardous Day for Spring 2024. 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.
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
or EMAIL Tcampana@townofnewscotland.com
VILLAGE OF VOORHEESVILLE RESIDENTS CALL KAREN at 765-2692
Paints-Oil Base, Latex(if latex is dried out, dispose in regular garbage)
Wood Preservatives and Stains
Thinners and Solvents
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Old Cleaning Products-(empty containers dispose of in regular garbage)
Acids and Bases
Asbestos (Wet and Double Bagged)
CFL and Fluorescent Light Bulbs
(aerosols are okay)
Empty Paint Cans
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
Practice Pollution Prevention
Storm water runoff is rain that falls on roofs, lawns, or paved areas, and is carried away by a system of storm water pipes or culverts
and ditches. As it flows over the land surface, it can be contaminated by debris, chemicals, dirt and other and other pollutants. this untreated water is then discharged directly in to the water bodies we use for swimming, fishing, and drinking water.
What you can do to help:
recycle motor oil with service stations that charge oil for their customers, recycle antifreeze by bringing it to a radiator shop
Use hazardous substances properly. Clean up spills immediately
Filter and reuse paint thinner
Recycle or dispose of household products that contain chemicals, such as insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, used motor oil and other fluids.
DON"T POUR THEM ONTO THE GROUND OR INTO STORM DRAINS!
PARTICIPATE IN HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS DAY TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF WASTE