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Free household hazardous waste drop-off on Saturday

Erie County will hold a free household hazardous waste drop-off day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Erie Community College's North Campus in Amherst. Items accepted for disposal include:

• Pesticides, fertilizers, pool and household chemicals/cleaners (limit 2 gallons or 20 pounds)
• Oil-based (not latex) paints, spray cans (limit 10 gallons)
• Paint thinner, stripper and solvents (limit 2 gallons)
• Batteries (lead acid and rechargeable, not alkaline)
• Oil, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze, automotive fluids (limit 10 gallons)
• Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, metal)

Due to high demand, participants should allow about an hour to drop off materials. Before bringing anything, please consult a complete list of acceptable and not-acceptable items by visiting

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