The County Waste and Recycling News section offers useful information about proper waste disposal, service updates, and
our commitment to the communities we live in and serve.
Prescription Drug Take-Back on April 29
April 21, 2017
Accidental exposure to medications can be a problem in the United States and it’s often in homes with young children, so it’s important to dispose of expired and old medications in the home as they present an unnecessary health risk.
Last Modified: 04-21-2017-08:58:16
Smoke Detector Types and Disposal
November 18, 2016
Installing and maintaining working smoke detectors is a simple safeguard residents have against potential tragedy.
Last Modified: 11-18-2016-13:11:08
DEA Collects 47,596 Pounds of Prescription Drugs in New York State
June 18, 2016
Americans turned in more unused prescription drugs at the Annual Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day than on any of the previous events since it began in 2010, demonstrating their understanding of the value of this service.
Last Modified: 05-11-2017-09:52:39
Proper Electronic Waste Disposal
June 1, 2016
Have you decided to update your outdated home computer? Bought the latest new smartphone? Transitioned from your CD player to a bluetooth device? Or indulged in that new tablet you purchased for yourself or your children? Because technology is always changing, it seems we are always buying the lastest and greatest electronic gadgets.
What do you do with all those old electronics when it’s time to upgrade?
Last Modified: 05-11-2017-09:54:51
Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste
February 22, 2016
Leftover household products that contain toxic, corrosive, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), and require special care when you dispose of them. Pursuant to New York State law, HHW is not allowed in any County Waste and Recycling containers.
Last Modified: 03-29-2017-12:29:09