Five locations are open, one in each borough, where residents can drop off designated household hazardous waste one day each week. Veolia also stages annual collection events in all five boroughs every spring for the same purpose.
Results are eye-opening:
Bimonthly volumes of Household Hazardous Waste at stationary locations total around 20,000 to 30,000 pounds. DSNY’s 2012 and 2013 HHW collection events amassed over 600,000 pounds of material which is either recycled or blended for fuel. A small percentage is incinerated.
In 2014, over 393,000 lbs of household hazardous waste were collected from 9,023 New York residents.