Queens residents looking to get rid of harmful household products as well as medications and electronics can bring them to Cunningham Park on Saturday, June 20.
The SAFE (solvents, automotive, flammables and electronics) Disposal event, hosted by the city’s Department of Sanitation, is one of several it’s holding throughout the five boroughs this year. There are two slated for Queens in 2015.
The June 20 event will take place, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ball Field Parking Lot. No commercial vehicles are allowed, and cars can enter on Francis Lewis Boulevard between Union Turnpike and Grand Central Parkway. Residents must provide proof of New York City residency, such as a state driver’s license or utility bill.
According to the Department of Sanitation, accepted items will include the following:
- Automotive products such as motor oil, transmission fluid and spent batteries
- Personal care items like unwanted medicines or cosmetics
- Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a “sharps” container or other leak-proof, puncture-resistant container)
- Household products such as pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, spent compact fluorescent light bulbs
Products should be clearly labeled, not mixed together, and tightly sealed in containers. If an item is leaking, pack it in a larger container and use an absorbent material, such as kitty litter or newspaper, to soak up excess fluid.
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