County hazardous waste drop-off day planned for Aug. 7

BROADALBIN — The Fulton County household hazardous waste drop-off day will take place from 7 a.m. Aug. 7, at the Fulton County Department of Solid Waste, 847 Mud Road, Johnstown, at no cost, according to a news release.

The acceptable household waste items include:

∫ Oil-based paints and stains; bad latex paint; polyurethane.

∫ Household cleaning products; solvents; degreasers.

∫ Lawn care products (pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides; pool chemicals.

∫ Home maintenance items (thinners, strippers, varnish).

∫ Automobile fluids, anti-freeze, gasoline and kerosene; driveway sealer; photographic chemicals.

∫ Items also accepted — these products have year round disposal: Fluorescent bulbs (compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes), rechargeable and vehicle batteries, mercury-containing thermometers and thermostats and electronics.

This is for Fulton County residents only — no businesses.

An appointment is needed to drop off HHW. Registration can now be made online. To sign up online at:; or call the recycling info-line at (518) 736-5504.