Household hazardous waste collection set for May 20 in Canton
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:51 am

CANTON – A free, household hazardous waste collection is scheduled for May 20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Human Services Building, 80 state Highway 310.

The collection is open to all residential households in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

Businesses, schools, farms or municipalities are not eligible to participate.

The following materials will be accepted:

Solvents, pesticides, vehicle fluids (no motor oil), fluorescent light tubes, adhesives, epoxy resins, polishes and waxes, antifreeze, pool chemicals, photography chemicals, household cleaning products, driveway sealers, wood preservatives, corrosives, home chemistry sets, aerosol cans containing product, products containing mercury (no thermostats) and oil-based paints.

The following materials will not be accepted:

Latex paint, motor oil, asbestos, materials containing PCBs, construction and demolition material, smoke detectors, commercial or agricultural hazardous waste, non-residential hazardous wastes, automotive batteries, explosives, flares, munitions, tires, non-hazardous recyclable materials, unsorted solid waste, radioactive materials, empty aerosol cans, propane cylinders and tanks, electronic equipment and batteries.