Perinton Announces Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Electronics Recycling, and Free Shredding Event

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Town Supervisor Ciaran Hanna announced today that the Town of Perinton will host an event featuring electronics recycling, free shredding for residents, and a household hazardous waste collection in partnership with Monroe County (by-appointment-only). The drive-thru event will take place at Perinton’s Department of Public Works located at 100 Cobb’s Lane, on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 7:45 a.m. to noon.

“The Town of Perinton is committed to making it easy and convenient for residents to recycle,” said Hanna.“By offering a local recycling event, we are bringing essential services close to home and making it easy for our residents to recycle, which helps our environment and creates jobs. We hope residents will take this opportunity to properly dispose of and recycle those difficult items often found while spring cleaning.

The Town of Perinton is working with a local company, EWASTE+, to properly recycle electronics waste. Computers, printers, phones, microwaves, and other electronics will be accepted free of charge; however, some fees will apply for CRT TVs and CRT computer monitors.

Free shredding will also be offered to Perinton residents. Shred-Text, a certified and licensed local company, will be on-site to accept up to 4-5 boxes of paper per vehicle. All documents will be shredded on-location and there is no need to remove staples/paperclips.

Appointments are required for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection portion of the event only. To book an appointment visit www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/ or call Perinton Public Works at (585) 223 – 5115. Those who have made an appointment can dispose of up to 30 gallons of liquid and 75 pounds of solid household hazardous waste. This can include latex paint cans that contain more than 1/3 of a gallon of left over paint. Other frequently disposed-of items include oil-based wood stains and preservatives, automotive fluids (antifreeze; brake, power steering and transmission fluids), pesticides and fertilizers, flammable products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents, glues, etc.), household cleaners (soaps, waxes, drain cleaners, etc.), driveway sealer, pool and photo chemicals, rechargeable (Ni-Cad) and button batteries, mercury (thermometers, thermostats), syringes/sharps (safely packaged in a puncture-proof container, i.e., 2-liter soda bottle).

There are certain items that should NOT be brought to the event, such asused motor oil & vehicle batteries (contact service station or retailer); pharmaceutical waste, propane tanks; cans of dried paint (if dried, remove lid and place in trash); empty containers (trash or recycle); everyday alkaline batteries (trash); glazing/spackle & joint compounds (trash).

For more information, Perinton residents can contact the Department of Public Works at (585) 223-5115 or visit www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/.