MAYVILLE - Chautauqua County Executive Gregory J. Edwards has announced that the first Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day of 2012 will be held Saturday, July 14 in the Village of Mayville.
The event is hosted by Chautauqua County's Division of Solid Waste and will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town of Chautauqua Highway Garage located on Patterson Street in Mayville.
Among some of the items that will be accepted are transmission fluids, alkaline batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, non-empty aerosol cans, varnishes, stains, oil based paints, roofing tar, pool chemicals and weed killers.
Note that electronics such as TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cable/satellite modems, computers, printers, fax machines and cell phones will not be collected and can be recycled, free of charge, at the South, North or West County Transfer Stations.
Waste motor oil will also not be accepted and should be disposed of at any facility performing oil changes. Latex paint will not be taken and should be dried by mixing it with kitty litter and then disposing of it with household garbage.
"Each year, this free disposal day has been an overwhelming success," Edwards said. "I commend the County staff that work hard to put this program together and I encourage everyone to help the environment by taking full advantage of this program."
Residents taking part in the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day must print out and complete a registration form that lists all the materials they are dropping off. The form should be submitted at the entrance of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection location and can be found online at www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/departments/dpf/landfill.
A second Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Building on 454 North Work Street in Falconer.
For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day and accepted materials, visit www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/departments/dpf/landfill or call 985-4785.