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HHW Collection Event

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 7/3/24 | 7/3/24

Greene County Solid Waste Management will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection event from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th at the Town of Windham Highway Department facility located at 83 County Route 21 (Mitchell Hollow Road) in Windham. This event is funded by the Greene County Legislature and is eligible for a 50% reimbursement grant through New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This will be the second time the event will be held at this location. Another Household Hazardous Waste Collection is being planned for September 7th in Athens. 

County residents are asked to come to the site during a time period based on the first letter of their last name so traffic can be spread out evenly during the morning. Scheduled times are as follows. If the first letter of your last name begins with A-G, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; H-M, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; N-S, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and T-Z, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Participants are advised to carefully separate and package their HHW to prevent leakage in their vehicles during transportation to the event. We request that there be only one occupant per vehicle with no children or pets while transporting hazardous waste. Wastes from multiple households may be combined in one vehicle, as long as they are safely packaged.  Please be prepared for the possibility of a wait in line. Documentation of residency such as a driver's license or utility bill will be required.

During the event participants will be required to remain in their vehicle as they are directed through the site. All waste will be unloaded and handled by the contractor, MXI Environmental Services LLC. They will be responsible for unloading, classifying, packaging, transporting and recycling or properly disposing of the accepted waste.

Under the terms of the program, this event is for household hazardous waste only. Commercial or agricultural wastes will not be accepted. Solid Waste Management staff will determine if any waste or excessive amount of waste is unacceptable. Normal wastes, electronics or recyclables that can be disposed of through the transfer station system will not be accepted at this site.

Greene County Solid Waste Management staff will be on site during the event to assist participants. Residents with questions are encouraged to contact Greene County Solid Waste Management prior to the event at 518-943-4600 or

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