4/8 Event: Department of Sanitation Safe Disposal

Dear Friends,

The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a SAFE Disposal event in Brooklyn on Sunday, April 8.

We host SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) throughout the year in all five boroughs to give residents a location to drop off their harmful household products safely.  More information can be found online at on.nyc.gov/safeevents.

Date:                   Sunday, April 8
Time:                  10am – 4pm (rain or shine)

Location:            Prospect Park, Park Circle
Corner of Parkside Ave & Prospect Park SW

                                Cars enter along Parkside Ave from Ocean Ave & Lincoln Rd

Walk-in area available for residents taking public transportation

Accepted Items

  • Automotive products (motor oil, transmission fluid, auto batteries)
  • Personal care items (unwanted medicines, cosmetics)
  • Thermometers
  • Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a “sharps” container or other leak proof, puncture-resistant container)
  • Household products (pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, CFL compact fluorescent light bulbs)
  • Electronics (TVs, computers, printers, mobile phones, tablets, VCR & DVD etc.)

How To Package Items

Look for items with DANGER, POISON, or CAUTION labels. Read labels carefully for safe handling. Ensure that all the products are labeled clearly. Tightly seal containers. Don’t mix products or bring open containers. If an item is leaking, pack in a larger container and use an absorbent material, such as kitty litter or newspaper, to soak up excess fluid. Place containers upright in a sturdy box to transport them.

More information, including additional dates and locations: http://on.nyc.gov/safeevents.

April-June 2017 Events: Get Rid of Your Harmful Household Products Safely

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