The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the towns of Webster and Penfield are collaborating to hold an appointment-only, one-day Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Town of Penfield Highway Garage, 1607 Jackson Road, from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
Most HHW, including paint, flammables and other chemicals from home use, is safe when used and stored properly. When they become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, they can become environmental hazards.
To ensure safety and reduce waiting times, appointments are required at all HHW collections. Appointments for this particular HHW collection will be accepted until April 20.
To schedule an appointment, Webster residents may call 872-1443 and Penfield residents may call 340-8710. Calls are accepted between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Appointments may also be scheduled online at www.monroecounty.gov/hhw.
Up to 30 gallons of the materials will be accepted per appointment at no charge.
If residents are unable to take advantage of this one-day HHW collection, Monroe County offers other collections throughout the year. For more information, or for business waste disposal options, call DES at 753-7600 (option 3), or go online to www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark.