Annual hazardous waste collection a success in Allegany County

Allegany County, NY, residents were able to rid themselves of more than 1,200 gallons and 175 pounds of hazardous waste during this year’s disposal opportunity.

County Public Works Superintendent Thomas Windus told the Board of Legislators Public Works Committee this week that the department served 117 households during the September annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

Substances deposited at the Belmont Transfer Station included 534 gallons of flammable liquids, 82 gallons of liquid pesticides, 27 gallons of hypochlorite solutions, and 605 gallons of other hazardous liquids, along with 50 pounds of fluorescent bulbs and 125 pounds of hazardous solids.

Further information about recycling and disposal activities is available at, or from Tim Palmiter, recylcing coordinator, at (585) 268-7282.
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