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City Hallways (Aug. 31): Rehab work at McKinley Monument wrapping up

All spiffed up ... almost

Restoration work at the McKinley Monument in Niagara Square is moving along and is scheduled to wrap up soon.

The project began in June and is the first restoration of the monument in 110 years.

The project is expected to be finished by next Wednesday, the 110th anniversary of the monument’s dedication, and the 116th anniversary of President William McKinley’s shooting by Leon Czolgosz at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.

Crews working Thursday morning on restoration project at McKinley Monument in Niagara Square.

Getting rid of waste

City of Buffalo residents only can drop off hazardous materials from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Stanley M. Makowski Public School 99, 1095 Jefferson Ave.

Items that can be properly disposed of for free include:

  • pesticides, fertilizers, pool and household chemicals and cleaners (limit 2 gallons)
  • oil-based paints and spray cans (limit 10 gallons)
  • paint thinner, stripper and solvents (limit 2 gallons)
  • lead acid and rechargeable batteries (no alkaline accepted)
  • oil, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze (limit 10 gallons)
  • mercury thermometers, thermostats and metal
  • full or empty propane tanks and cylinders
  • televisions, computers, printers and other electronics

Participants may need to verify that wastes are generated by households in Buffalo.

For more information, call 311 or 851-5014 or go to


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