Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ATTENTION: Citywide DSNY SAFE Disposal Event

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty recently announced that the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will once again hold five SAFE Disposal Events (one in each borough) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to safely dispose of potentially harmful household products (see www.nyc.gov/safedisposal).

The acronym SAFE stands for solvents, automotive, flammables, electronics. Materials accepted include common residential items such as auto fluids, batteries, electronics, glues, medications, paint products, and more. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted at the SAFE Disposal Events. When deciding what items to bring, residents should look for products labeled with the following signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. Products labeled DANGER represent the highest hazard level.

Please also bring any other materials stored in your home that you know may be harmful.

Event will be held from 10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine). For safety reasons, attendees may not unload their vehicles outside of the event area. There may be extended wait times.

Sunday, April 7, 2013 
Brooklyn: Prospect Park, Park Circle (corner of Parkside Ave and Prospect Park SW)
Cars approach from Ocean Ave and Lincoln Rd.

This event will also feature an info table and the blue and green recycling mascots. If you can’t participate in this event, please keep in mind that there are options year round to handle the following items: auto products, batteries, cell phones, electronics, fluorescent lamps, latex paint, mercury devices, and syringes. See www.nyc.gov/wasteless/harmful to learn more. For additional information on the SAFE events, visit www.nyc.gov/safedisposal or call 311.

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