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Westchester's Household Chemical Cleanup Day Set for Saturday

September 21, 2006

Westchester County will hold its next Household Chemical Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Westchester County’s Recycling Center in Yonkers (Exit 6A/Stew Leonard Dr. off I-87). Additional Household Chemical Clean-Up Days will be held on Oct. 27-28 at FDR State Park in Yorktown and Nov. 3-4 at Playland Park in Rye.

Items accepted:

Properly labeled household chemicals including;

Other hosehold and electronic items including;

Items that are not accepted and should not be delivered to a chemical clean-up day include oil and latex paint, motor oil, vehicle and non-rechargeable batteries, and 20 pound BBQ tanks. These items and many other special wastes can be disposed of without having to wait for a cleanup day. For instance, residents can add kitty litter to oil or latex paint, air dry the mixture for a day or two and, once hardened, dispose of the paint with the garbage.

For more information on the proper disposal of special wastes, call the county’s Household Chemical Info Line at (914) 813-5425 or log on to www.westchestergov.com.



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