SAFE Disposal Event in Astoria Park, September 9

SAFE Disposal Event in Astoria Park, September 9

To help residents dispose of harmful household products safely, DSNY hosts SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal Events throughout the year in all five boroughs. On Saturday September 9, there will be a SAFE disposal event in the parking lot of Astoria Park, from 10 am to 4 pm. The event will be held rain or shine. Cars should enter from Ditmars Blvd onto 21st Street. A walk-in area is available for residents taking public transportation.

Only NYC residential waste is accepted at SAFE Disposal Events, and no commercial vehicles are allowed. Residents must provide proof of NYC residency, such as a NYS driver’s license or utility bill.

Items that can be disposed of include electronics, motor oil, transmission fluid, and batteries, unwanted medicines or cosmetics, thermometers, household products such as pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, and CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulbs. Check here for a complete list of items.

Paint cans_and chemicals; photo credit Wikimedia Commons

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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City