Solid Waste Department
Fox Building Highway Department
44 Park Street
Canton, New York 13617

Ph: 315-379-9084
Fx: 315-379-1061

Contacts:

Director – Donald R. Chambers
Superintendent of Highways
 

 

Household Hazardous Waste

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Residential HHW and Pharmaceutical/Controlled Substance Collection Days:

St. Lawrence County events are scheduled for:


Saturday - May 31, 2014 from 9am to 1pm  Human Services Building - Canton, NY  - Click HERE for locator map.

Saturday - September 13, 2014 from 9am to 1pm -  OBPA Industrial Park - Ogdensburg, NY  - Click HERE for locator map.

St. Lawrence County HHW Events Flyer, click Here.

Three additional events are scheduled for Jefferson and Lewis Counties.  These events may not be collecting unused or unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines so please check with these Counties for additional information.

Three County HHW Events Flyer, click Here.

QUESTIONS?  Call the St. Lawrence County Solid Waste Dept @ (315) 379-9084 or DANC @ (315) 661-3234.

Collections Events are sponsored by St. Lawrence County, the Development Authority of the North Country and the NYS DEC.

Special thanks to the St. Lawrence County EMC for all their assistance at our events!

Acceptable Items

The following types of waste will be accepted at our collection events:

  • ELECTRONICS: TVs and TV peripherals and Computer and computer peripherals
  • HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES:  rechargeable, button/nickel-metal hydride/nickel-cadmium and single use alkaline (AA, AAA, C & D) 
  • SOLVENTS:  old gasoline, old kerosene, thinners, methyl-ethyl ketone, acetone, toluene, xylene, methylene, etc.
  • PESTICIDES:  solid, liquid and poisons 
  • MISCELLANEOUS VEHICLE FLUIDS:  (except recyclable, used motor oil)
  • FLUORESCENT LIGHTS:  fluorescent light tubes, ballast and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • ADHESIVES
  • EPOXY RESINS
  • ANTIFREEZE
  • POLISHES & WAXES
  • POOL CHEMICALS
  • DRIVEWAY SEALERS
  • OIL-BASED PAINTS & STAINS
  • WOOD PRESERVATIVES
  • HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS 
  • CORROSIVES
  • AEROSOL CANS
  • HOME CHEMISTRY SETS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY CHEMICALS
  • PRODUCTS CONTAINING MERCURY 

Unacceptable Items 

The following types of waste will not be accepted at our collection events:

  • ELECTRONICS:  microwave ovens, stereo systems, small appliances
  • LATEX PAINTS:  latex paints can be dried out and disposed of in your regular trash.  No visible liquid can be present.
  • WASTE OIL:  unless contaminated with another fluid such as solvents 
  • NON-RESIDENTIAL HAZARDOUS WASTE:  such as from commercial or institutional waste generators
  • ASBESTOS
  • MATERIALS CONTAINING PUB's (poly-chlorinated biphenyls)
  • SMOKE DETECTORS (click here to see how certain models may be returned to the manufacturer)
  • RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
  • UNSORTED SOLID WASTE
  • TIRES
  • AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES
  • INFECTIOUS WASTE
  • CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS (C&D)
  • NON-HAZARDOUS RECYCLABLE MATERIALS 
  • EXPLOSIVES, FLARES & MUNITIONS
  • BUSINESS or AGRICULTURAL WASTE

 

NOTE - E-Waste or Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) and both Rechargeable & Non-Rechargeable Batteries

These items are now accepted year around at the County Transfer Stations.  Please contact your local transfer station or the Solid Waste Office - (315) 379-9084 with any questions.






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