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DSNY SAFE Disposal Events for 2017

Mar 28, 2017
DSNY SAFE Disposal Events for 2017
The New York City Department of Sanitation announced the first five 2017 dates for the Department's annual SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal events. The events provide City residents with a one-stop drop-off to safely dispose of potentially harmful household products. Last year, more than 1,110 tons of material were collected. This year, the first event is Sunday, April 2 in Brooklyn.
Household products such as pesticides, strong cleaners, mercury-containing devices, paints, automotive fluids, and medications may be brought to the drop-off events. Residents can also bring electronics, which may no longer be left for curbside collection due to a New York state law.
To identify harmful products, look for items marked DANGER, WARNING, POISON, or CAUTION. Please also bring other materials stored in your home that you know may be harmful. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted.
This year, DSNY will hold a total of ten SAFE Disposal events, two per borough. The first Manhattan event will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. All events are rain or shine, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
For those unable to participate in these events, visit www.nyc.gov/safedisposal or contact 311 for other year round options to handle auto products, batteries, cell phones, electronics, fluorescent lamps, latex paint, mercury devices, and syringes.