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Spring cleaning the right way


Spring cleaning season is almost here, and so are almost daily opportunities for proper disposal of your household hazardous waste in Rockland County.

Everything from old paint, pool chemicals and pesticides to gasoline, antifreeze and driveway sealer can be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Facility, off Firemen’s Memorial Drive, in Pomona.

The facility also accepts mercury thermometers, batteries, computers, printers, fax machines, TVs, telephones and small Freon appliances, including air conditioners, smaller refrigerators and dehumidifiers.

For the first time, the facility will also accept your CFLs or Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs, which contain mercury.

So after cleaning out the garage or shed, or even under the kitchen sink, you’ll have the option of properly disposing of materials that are best left out of landfills, where they can leach into underground drinking water supplies.

The facility is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays, and on Saturdays, May 17, July 12, Sept. 13 and Nov. 1; and on Sundays, April 6, June 15, Aug. 17, Oct. 12 and Dec. 7.

Get more information about what can be dropped off here or by calling 845-364-2444.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2008 at 6:30 am by Laura Incalcaterra. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: household hazardous waste