Expand Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Dutchess County (as in Rockland County!)

Expand Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Dutchess County (as in Rockland County!)

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Joel Tyner started this petition to Dutchess County Executive Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and

Sign this petition and email all 25 of us at countylegislators@dutchessny.gov if you agree that Dutchess County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection program should be much more convenient-- and just as robust, in fact, as the HHW Collection program in Rockland County.

Click on these five links for more on this: http://www.rocklandrecycles.com/page/household-hazardous-waste-24.html http://www.rocklandrecycles.com/vs-uploads/pdfs/1519830232_2018%20HHW.pdf http://dcrra.org/hhwaste.html ; http://dcrra.org http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/SolidWasteMgmt/SWindex.htm

Joel Tyner, Dutchess County Legislator, Clinton/Rhinebeck, 324 Browns Pond Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580 joeltyner@earthlink.net http://www.DutchessDemocracy.blogspot.com Host of "Working Class Dutchess" Saturday mornings on WHVW.com 950 AM and on Facebook

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[I submitted this new resolution below to Co. Leg. offices 3/28/18; last November and December during annual budget review I had brought it up then as well]

FOR EXPANDED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

WHEREAS, the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA) is only holding three Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection events this year (on April 7, June 16 and October 27); this is much fewer than the number of HHW Collection events that the DCRRA used to hold across the county, and

WHEREAS, Rockland County, with a population less than ten percent larger than ours here in Dutchess County, has Household Hazardous Waste Collection events literally all year round (weekdays from 8 am to 1 pm, five Saturdays throughout the year, and five Sundays throughout the year), and

WHEREAS, as a result of this expanded outreach/availability making HHW collection much more convenient there, in 2017 25,699 Rockland County different residents recycled 15,595 gallons of paint, 11,490 gallons of pesticides, 3300 gallons of flammable liquids, 21,225 batteries, 36,025 light bulbs, 4747 gallons of chemicals, 7810 gallons of oil
1,000,000 pounds of electronic waste, and

WHEREAS, Rockland County’s Solid Waste Management Authority also has a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators HHW program, where small businesses, institutions, and nonprofits in Rockland County that qualify may also deliver household hazardous waste to Rockland County’s HHW facility for a fee; this fee is waived for Rockland County municipalities and schools, and

WHEREAS, the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority HHW Collection program allows local residents to bring in their thermometers and thermostats containing mercury, fire extinguishers, propane tanks up to 20 pounds, oil and latex paints; wood preservatives, thinners, waxes, polishes; resins, adhesives, spot removers, aerosols, driveway sealers, antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters, gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, chemistry kits, photography chemicals, pool chemicals, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, all sizes of compact and fluorescent light bulbs, batteries (household, car, boat, rechargeable, and button cell), small freon applicances (sir conditioners, small refrigerators, water coolers, and dehumidifiers), electronics (computers, monitors, laptops, tablets, printers, scanners, fax/copy machines,inkjet and laser printer cartridges, TV’s, VCR’s, CD players, radios, telephones, cell phones, and beepers), and even non-controlled, over-the-counter, prescription medication and pet medications, and

WHEREAS, expanding Dutchess County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection program is an important goal because it will inevitably mean less toxic chemicals and heavy metals leaching into our ground water locally, and therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Dutchess County Legislature requests that the Dutchess County Solid Waste Management Commissioner work with the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency to evaluate the cost and feasibility of greatly expanding Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Dutchess County to match the success and convenience to local residents, businesses, and municipalities of Rockland County's example, and be it further

RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Dutchess County Executive, Dutchess County Solid Waste Commissioner, and Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency

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