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Fall 2022 SAFE Disposal Events Starting Soon!

OANA has received the following information from The New York City Department of Sanitation. They will be hosting several SAFE Disposal events throughout the city in all 5 boroughs. The event will take place in Queens on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced the fall 2022 SAFE Disposal (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Events, giving city residents an easy way to safely dispose of potentially harmful household products. Please let your constituent know by sharing the attached graphics and the link to our website (nyc.gov/safeevents) on social media.
 
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 collected with trash and other recycling, due to a New York state law. Only city residential waste will be accepted.
 
The Department will hold five SAFE Disposal events this fall, one in each borough. All events are rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fall events are:
 

Manhattan – Sunday, September 18
Union Square, North Plaza
South side of 17th St, between Park Ave South & Broadway
Cars approach from Park Ave South & 20th St.
Walk-in area available for residents taking public transportation

Brooklyn – Sunday, September 25
Floyd Bennett Field
Flatbush Ave/Marine Pkwy
Cars enter along Flatbush Ave and make a left into the main entrance, immediately before the toll bridge

Queens – Saturday, October 8
Cunningham Park, Ball Field Parking Lot
Cars enter on Francis Lewis Blvd between Union Turnpike & Grand Central Parkway
Walk-in area available for residents taking public transportation

Staten Island – Saturday, October 15
Midland Beach Parking Lot 8
Father Capodanno Blvd. and Hunter Ave.
Cars approach from Slater Blvd

Bronx – Saturday, October 22
Orchard Beach Parking Lot
Follow Park Drive to the end

To identify harmful products, look for items marked DANGER, WARNING, POISON, or CAUTION.
 
 Examples of Accepted Items
  • Automotive products such as motor oil, transmission fluid, and auto batteries
  • Personal care items like unwanted medicines or cosmetics
  • Thermometers
  • Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a “sharps” container or other leak proof, puncture-resistant container)
  • Household products such as pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Electronics, such as computers, televisions, and printers.
 
Materials collected are either recycled, blended for fuel, or sent to licensed hazardous waste treatment facilities for safe disposal. Electronics are responsibly recycled or refurbished for reuse through ecycleNYC. Unwanted medications are managed by environmental police and incinerated to prevent unintentional poisonings or entry into the water supply.
 
DSNY relies on several partners and contractors to make these events a success, including the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, National Park Service, Covanta Energy, Citiwide Professional Services Inc., ERI, and Veolia ES Technical Solutions. 
 
For those unable to participate in these events, visit www.nyc.gov/safedisposal or contact 311 for additional disposal options.
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