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Safely Discard Hazardous Materials on Saturday, June 26

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 11:23
Old paint cans, thinners, urethanes, and other chemicals can be safely discarded in East Hampton on Saturday at the recycling center.

The Town of East Hampton has scheduled a "Stop Throwing Out Pollutants" event — known as STOP Day — for Saturday, June 26. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents will be able to bring hazardous waste to the East Hampton Recycling Center at 260 Springs Fireplace Road for proper disposal.

Examples of pollutants that should be treated as hazardous waste include oil-based paints, pesticides, stale fuel, chemical aerosols, thinners, urethanes, engine coolant, and flammable materials. Only residents of East Hampton Town can dispose of these materials on Saturday, an announcement said.

The town also reminded residents that the program is not for commercial use. Anyone living outside the boundaries of East Hampton will be turned away, and waste will not be accepted before or after the event.

Those who would like more information can contact the East Hampton Recycling Center at 631-342-7191.

This story has been updated to correct the date of the upcoming STOP Day.

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