LOCKPORT – Niagara County has introduced a voucher system to help residents get rid of household hazardous wastes.
Vouchers can be obtained online at rethinkyourwaste.com, along with an appointment time to drop off materials at the collection site, Hazman, 177 Wales Ave., City of Tonawanda. One voucher will be issued per household and residents must offer proof of residence.
Up to 50 pounds of materials will be accepted for free. Additional items can be dropped off for a fee of 75 cents per pound.
Acceptable materials include oil-based paint, fluorescent bulbs, spray paint, aerosols, paint thinner, stain, cleaners, solvents, pesticides, gasoline, acids, glues, resins, adhesives and devices containing mercury. Latex paint will not be accepted.
Alkaline batteries, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, electronics, tires, smoke detectors and waste oil may be turned in for an additional fee. The program will continue through Aug. 31. Additional household hazardous waste collections will be scheduled in the fall.