Free household hazardous waste collection day planned in Canton Sept. 19

The Development Authority of the North Country will sponsor a free household hazardous waste collection day in the fall to help residents in St. Lawrence County properly dispose of certain hazardous materials.

Out of an abundance of caution, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the traditional spring household hazardous waste collection days will not be held this year.

The collection day will be Sept. 19 in Canton at the St. Lawrence County Human Services Building. More information on the event will be available as the date gets closer.

Items such as solvents, pesticides, fluorescent light tubes, pool chemicals, oil-based paints and aerosol cans that still have product in them will be accepted. Empty aerosol cans, motor oil, asbestos, construction debris, explosives and latex paint will not be accepted. If paint can be cleaned up with water it is not oil-based and should be dried up and disposed of in the regular trash. Electronic waste (televisions, computers) will not be accepted, it can be recycled at most county transfer stations.

The collection event is open to residential households only; waste will not be accepted from businesses, schools, farms or municipalities.