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  ASHES & BURN BARRELS
  •  Ashes from burn barrels, wood stoves, fire places, and fire pits are not accepted.  Extinguish ashes completely and bury on-site.
     

LARGE DEAD ANIMALS AND CARCASSES

  •  Lime and bury animals and carcasses on property.
  •  Contract with rendering company or contact Cornell Cooperative Extension for information on carcass composting.
  •  CWD (chronic waste disease) carriers such as deer and elk may be safely disposed of in the landfill.  Please keep these carcasses separate from your regular garbage and notify the scale operator that you have a carcass that needs to be landfilled.  These animal carcasses Should NOT  be handled with your regular garbage.
  •  See also Composting Road Kill
     

HAZARDOUS OR TOXIC MATERIALS

  •  Defined by State, Federal, and DPW guidelines.
  •  Contract with hazardous waste hauler.
  •  Look for CLEAN SWEEP household hazardous waste drop-off day for disposal of these items.  CLEAN SWEEP is scheduled each fall.  Look for advertising during August & September.
  •  Hazardous and Toxic Materials Include:
    • Fluorescent light bulbs & ballasts
    • Mercury lights & bulbs
    • Sodium lights & bulbs
    • Pesticides, hazardous liquids
    • Corrosives, solvents
    • Radioactive or regulated medical wastes
       

INDUSTRIAL WASTES

JUNK VEHICLE, BODY, OR CHASSIS

  •  Bring to scrap dealer.
     

LEAVES, YARD WASTE, GREEN OR LEAFY WOOD

  •  Chip and/or compost yard waste at home or job site.
  •  Brush, limbs, tree stumps, and tree trunks are acceptable as Clean Wood.
     

LIQUIDS OF ANY KIND

  •  Including paint that is still liquid.
  •  Contact your local waste water treatment facility.
     

MIXED LOADS OF MATERIAL

  •  All loads of waste and recyclables must be delivered in appropriate separated categories.
     

OUT-OF-COUNTY WASTES

  •  Wastes and recyclables generated from outside Delaware County borders are prohibited from disposal at the Solid Waste Management Center.
     

RADIOACTIVE WASTES

  •  All radioactive wastes, including wastes generated at home or as part of a medical procedure, are prohibited from disposal at the Solid Waste Management Center.
     

REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE

  •  All regulated medical wastes (as defined by NYSDEC regulation), including wastes generated at a private medical office as part of a hospital or other care facility, are prohibited from disposal at the Solid Waste Management Center.
 

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