Tonawanda News — North Tonawanda will hold a household waste drop-off day on Saturday at the Department of Public Works facility on Erie Avenue.
The event will include the collection of household hazardous waste items, along with electronics equipment such as computers, televisions, phones, speakers, monitors and keyboards. Pesticides and fertilizers, gasoline, paint, fluorescent bulbs and thermometers are also among the many options for disposal.
According to Dawn Timm, Niagara County Environmental Coordinator, the collection effort last year in North Tonawanda saw 450 cars pass through, with residents depositing 20,000 pounds of household chemicals and 15,000 pounds of electronics.
The waste collection initiative is a collaborative effort between the city and Niagara County Refuse District. Residents who want to participate in this year’s event must schedule an appointment at www.rethinkyourwaste.com or call Niagara County at 439-7250. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 758 Erie Ave.
Timm expanded household waste disposal options in 2013 to four dates, but scaled back this year’s effort to three, the first of which will be in North Tonawanda. Two others are planned for June 7 in Niagara Falls and Aug. 16 in Lockport.
Countywide, more than 800 residents who scheduled appointments brought in more than 84,000 pounds of disposable waste material in 2013.
Those who live outside the “district” in the towns of Niagara, Cambria, Wilson and Newfane can participate in the waste disposal program for $19.