Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Cayuga County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Summary
Cayuga County has now held eleven Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events. These events were held in Cayuga County in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 (Spring), 2005 (Fall), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Below is a comparison of some of these events.

HHW 2006 HHW 2007 HHW 2008 HHW 2009 HHW 2010
Held 10/14/06 Held 10/13/07 Held 10/4/08 Held 10/3/09 Held 10/16/10
497 households and 1 farm participated 557 households participated 505 households and 1 farm participated 620 households and 3 farms participated 308 households and 3 farms participated
46,370 pounds of chemicals were collected 41,105 pounds of chemicals were collected 24,270 pounds of chemicals were collected 41,910 pounds of chemicals were collected 19,093 pounds of chemicals were collected
257 TVs & CRT's 325 TVs & CRT's 350 TVs & CRT's 440 TVs & CRT's 175 TVs & CRT's
20,180 pounds of electronics were collected 27,414 pounds of electronics were collected 27,700 pounds of electronics were collected 34,182 pounds of electronics were collected 10,608 pounds of electronics were collected

The HHW 2010 figures show substantial decreases from the HHW 2009 figures in attendence, TV/CRT's collected and electronics collected. This is in part due to the addition of a new fall electronics event held on September 18th that was intentionally added to reduce the traffic at the October 16th chemical collection event (HHW 2010). The total attendence for the September and October 2010 events was 657 versus 623 in 2009.

Funding and Program Management

The Cayuga County HHW Collection Program is funded by the Cayuga County Legislature and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, with additional support from Nucor Steel-Auburn.

The Cayuga County HHW Collection Program is managed by the "Cayuga Recycles" (Cayuga County Solid Waste Management Program Office) in the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development with assistance provided by the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District. Communication and registration services are provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County.

Our 2010 event coordinators were Renee Jensen, Irene Holak and Amy Barra at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, and Bruce Natale at Cayuga County Department of Planning and Development. Please contact Amy at 315-253-1183 or Bruce at 315-253-1276 if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas to improve our programs.