The GLOW Region Solid Waste Management Committee will host collection events on consecutive weekends in September.
A single household hazardous waste collection event for residents of Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming counties are eligible to participate. The event is scheduled for Sept. 19 in Mount Morris. Appointments are required, with 500 spots available.
Materials that will be accepted include household cleaning products, pesticides/insecticides, oil base paint/stains, vehicle batteries and fluids (except motor oil), oil filters, pool chemicals, driveway sealer, fluorescent tubes and bulbs and various other items. Passenger/light truck tires will be accepted for $5 each and truck tires for $10.
Items that will not be accepted include latex paint, used motor oil, empty containers, asbestos and household batteries.
Pharmaceuticals will no longer be accepted due to the number of other options for their disposal in the region.
Funding is provided by GLOW’s County contributions and a grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. R
A separate event on Sept. 26 will accept electronics. That event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in Mount Morris and will also be by appointment.
A limit of four CRT televisions or monitors will apply.
“Collections such as this provide residents with an excellent opportunity to safely dispose of materials they no longer want or need and that have the potential to harm the human and environmental health,” said Peggy Grayson the committee’s recycling administrator.”The GLOW Committee ... hopes that residents will take full advantage of the opportunity to rid their homes of these hazards.”
Details and additional information on both of these collections can be obtained by calling the GLOW Region Solid Waste Management Committee office at (585) 815-7906 or (800) 836-1154 or (585) 344-2580 extension 5463.