Jefferson County household hazardous waste collection this Saturday

PAMELIA —  Almost 1,000 north country families have taken advantage of free household hazardous waste collection events so far this year. If you haven’t, you’ve got one more chance!

The Development Authority of the North Country, in cooperation with Jefferson County and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be sponsoring a free household hazardous waste collection this Saturday Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Highway Garage, 21897 County Route 190 (outer West Main Street from Watertown) in the town of Pamelia.

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 events are open to residential households only; waste will not be
accepted from businesses, schools, farms or municipalities.

For a complete listing of what will and will not be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days, please visit