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.

Upcoming August Events

Healthfirst Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, August 1

Open Saturdays Year Round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
EBT/Debit/Credit accepted: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Prospect Park West & Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn [map]
Northwest corner of Prospect Park

Saturday, August 1

Conrad McRae Youth League Family Day

12PM – 6PM

Join the Brooklyn community for Conrad McRae Family Day this Saturday for competition on and off the court.


Saturday, August 1

Target First Saturdays: Caribbean Heritage

5PM – 10PM

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY


intl day of friendship

Free Summer Concert Series

City Cultural Funding Info Sessions

National Night Out - 35CD


79th pct

71st Pct National Night Out



Summer Movie under the Stars


Brooklyn Library Why Being 50 or Older is Just Right for Entrepreneurship


TBHC Farmers Market

FDNY 150

Sunday, August 9

NYC Safe Disposal Event – Brooklyn

10AM – 4PM (rain or shine)

Brooklyn Prospect Park, Park Circle Corner of Parkside Ave & Prospect Park SW Cars enter along Parkside Ave from Ocean Ave and Lincoln Rd


Flip the switch

East New York How to market your business



Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc

Ebbets Field Patio Party

college fair

Washington Avenue Rocks Street Fair

Sunday, August 16

12PM – 6PM

Washington Avenue (between Prospect Place and St Marks Avenue) Brooklyn, NY


Cumberland 2015 Health Fair

AFROPUNK 2015 is returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park, also known as City Park, for a weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes on August 22nd and 23rd. http://www.afropunkfest.com/ 

DSNY Announces Additional SAFE Disposal Events

Want to Dispose of Potentially Harmful Household Items in New York City?


DSNY Announces Additional SAFE Disposal Events

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia announced the second round of the Department’s SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal events to provide City residents with a one-stop drop-off to safely dispose of potentially harmful household products.

The next SAFE Disposal events will be held in:

  • Bronx

Saturday, July 25

Fordham University Parking Lot – On Southern Blvd

Cars approach from Bedford Park Blvd

  • Brooklyn

Sunday, August 9

Prospect Park, Park Circle – Corner of Parkside Ave & Prospect Park SW

Cars enter along Parkside Ave from Ocean Ave and Lincoln Rd

  • Manhattan

Sunday, August 23

Union Square, North Plaza – South of 17th St between Park Ave South & Broadway

Cars enter at Park Ave South & 20th St

  • Staten Island

Saturday, September 12

Midland Beach Parking Lot – Father Capodanno Blvd and Hunter Ave

Cars approach from Midland Ave

  • Queens

Date and location coming soon

All events are held rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“So many of us have potentially harmful products in the back of a closet, under the sink, or sitting in the garage,” said Commissioner Garcia. “These SAFE Disposal events give city residents a quick, convenient way to dispose of these items, and we keep these products out of landfills.”

Household products such as pesticides, strong cleaners, mercury-containing devices, paints, automotive fluids, and medications may be brought to the drop-off events. Residents may also bring electronics, which can no longer be thrown away, because of a New York state law.

To identify harmful products, look for items marked DANGER, WARNING, POISON, or CAUTION. Please also bring other materials stored in your home that you know may be harmful. Only NYC residential waste will be accepted.

Examples of Accepted Items

  • Automotive products such as motor oil, transmission fluid, and auto batteries
  • Personal care items like unwanted medicines or cosmetics
  • Thermometers
  • Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a “sharps” container or other leak proof, puncture-resistant container)
  • Household products such as pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, spent compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Electronics, such as computers, televisions, and printers.

Materials collected are either recycled, blended for fuel, or sent to licensed hazardous waste treatment facilities for safe disposal.

Electronics are responsibly recycled or refurbished for reuse through e-cycleNYC.

Unwanted medications are managed by environmental police and incinerated to prevent unintentional poisonings or entry into the water supply. DSNY relies on several partners and contractors to make these events a success, including the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, MCU Park, Surf Ave Parking LLC, Columbia University, Teachers College, Covanta Energy, Electronic Recyclers International, and Veolia ES Technical Solutions.

For those unable to participate in these events, visit www.nyc.gov/safedisposal or contact 311 for other year round options to handle auto products, batteries, cell phones, electronics, fluorescent lamps, latex paint, mercury devices, and syringes.