OCRRA is holding a "Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day" from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 at the Ley Creek Transfer Station, 5158 Ley Creek Dr. in Liverpool. Syracuse-area residents can drop off harmful chemicals to prevent them from seeping into local water supplies.
Acceptable items for drop-off include: automobile products (transmission or brake fluid, engine degreaser, anti-freeze, diesel fuel, gas cans, and contaminated gasoline), painting supplies (oil-based paints, stains, or finishes, paint thinner, turpentine, brush cleaner, paint stripper, and wood preservatives), garden supplies and pesticides, cleaning supplies (oven cleaner, drain cleaner, lye, toilet bowl cleaner, floor and furniture polish, mothballs and products containing petroleum) and miscellaneous products (such as fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermostats, mercury thermometers, lighter fluid, kerosene, driveway sealer, nail polish remover, smoke detectors, loose asbestos that has been double bagged, and any product whose label has descriptions such as toxic, flammable, poisonous, corrosive).
Reservations are required and open to households only (no businesses). Register online at ocrra.org.