896 Middle Road - Caledonia
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"New Regulation Bans using Burn Barrels"
Taking a step to reduce harmful air pollutants and help prevent wildfires, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) has extended restrictions on the open burning of residential waste effective October 14, 2009. The open burning of residential waste will be prohibited in all communities statewide, regardless of population.
Burning household trash is dangerous on several levels. It can release potential dangerous compounds - dioxins and other potential carcinogens from materials burned in backyard fires and burn barrels. It is also the largest single cause of wildfires in the state.
While bygone generations burned their garbage, the practice must end. Decades ago, garbage didnít contain plastics, foils, batteries, paper bleached with chlorine and other materials used today.
Back yard burning caused 40% of all wildfires between the years 1986-2006. In 2006 alone, debris burning triggered 98 wildfires in NY State.
The new regulation bans all open burning except the following:
If you have any questions to the new regulation, go to: http://www.dec.gov/chemical/58519.html
Rates for Disposal
Free: batteries, used oil, newspapers, recyclables, brush & shrubs, electronics & metal items
PARTIAL LOADS PER OPERATORS JUDGMENT
CHARGES ARE DETERMINED BY ACTION OF THE TOWN BOARD
Computers and electronics may contain hazardous waste elements such as lead solder, cadmium, and beryllium. Monitors, Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs), and Televisions have anywhere from 4 to 8 pounds of lead. These types of equipment need to be recycled properly in an environmentally sound fashion.
All household generated obsolete and nonworking computer/electronic equipment can be dropped off FREE OF CHARGE at the Caledonia Recycling Center on Middle Road in Caledonia between 8:00 am12:00 noon on Saturdays, year around.
List of Electronic waste accepted NO FEE
If it has a circuit board or battery, we can recycle it!
Items NOT Accepted
Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery & the Town of Caledonia
For more information call 538-4927 (Town Office) or 538-2309 (Barry)