Dispose of Batteries, Electronics, and Old Medicine at DSNY Events

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If you have some half-empty bottles of drain cleaner and you're baffled about how to throw them away, the DSNY is here to help.

On weekends in September and October, the city Department of Sanitation will hold an event in each borough where residents can dispose of harmful chemicals and household products that normally could not go out in city trash.

The events are called SAFE disposal events, standing for Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics. Some typical items accepted are paints, cleaning products, medications, batteries, and electronics. Check the official PDF flyer for instructions on how to safely package various materials for transport and disposal. The only catch? Be sure to bring your New York ID or a utility bill to show you are a city resident.


Astoria, Queens

Hoyt Ave and 19th Street β€” Saturday, September 9, 2017 β€” 10am to 4pm

Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn

Flatbush Ave β€” Sunday, September 17, 2017 β€” 10am to 4pm

Union Square, Manhattan

Union Square, North Plaza β€” Sunday, September 24, 2017 β€” 10am to 4pm

Orchard Beach, Bronx

Park Drive, Orchard Beach Parking Lot β€” Saturday, October 7, 2017 β€” 10am to 4pm

Midland Beach, Staten Island

Father Capodanno Blvd and Hunter Ave, Midland Beach Parking Lot β€” Saturday, October 21, 2017 β€” 10am to 4pm


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