Free household hazardous waste collection offered in Massena
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 9:25 am

MASSENA -- The Development Authority of the North Country will host a household hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Old Village DPW Site, 536 South Main St.

The collection is open to residents of St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties.

Solvents, pesticides, anti-freeze, automotive batteries, fluorescent lights, oil-based paint and tires are among the items that will be accepted.

At the last collection in June, St. Lawrence County Planner John Tenbusch reported that 347 vehicles participated in the event. He said it was it was the largest HHW event to date.

Hundreds of gallons of hazardous chemicals were collected, plus over 15,000 pounds of electronics; more than 1,000 pounds of batteries; over 1,000 pounds of scrap steel and Freon-containing appliances and almost 150 pounds of pharmaceuticals.

Here is a list of accepted items:

The following materials will be accepted:

Solvents, Pesticides

Vehicle Fluids (no motor oil)

Fluorescent Light Tubes


Epoxy Resins

Polishes & Waxes


Pool Chemicals

Photography Chemicals

Household Cleaning Products

Driveway Sealers

Wood Preservatives


Home Chemistry Sets

Products Containing Mercury (Thermostats)

The following items WILL NOT be accepted:

Latex Paint (Dry up and dispose in trash)

Motor Oil (Take to service station)


Materials Containing PCBs

Construction / Demolition Material

Smoke Detectors (Manufacturer Mail In)

Business or Agricultural Hazardous Wastes

Non-residential Hazardous Wastes

Automotive Batteries (Take back to battery retailer)

Explosives, Flares and Munitions


Non-hazardous Recyclable Materials

Unsorted Solid Waste

Radioactive Materials

Empty Aerosol Cans (Put in recycling bin)

OIL BASED Paints (NO Latex Paint)

Aerosol Cans Containing Product

Electronic waste will also be accepted at the event, but residents are asked to separate items from the above list:

Electronic Equipment: TVs, VCRs, DVRs, Computers, Monitors, Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Keyboards, Computer Mice, Small Scale Servers, Portable Digital Music Players, Digital Converter Boxes, Cable / Satellite Receivers, Electronic or Video Game Consoles

Batteries: Rechargeable Batteries such as Nickel-Cadmium, Lithium Ion, Sealed Lead Acid, Nickel Metal Hydride and Single Use Batteries such as Alkaline and Lithium.

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