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Keep Your Environment Clean!

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Part of WHEN's focus is on Healthy Community, which includes our environment.

Community Efforts for recycling are advertised in the newspaper.  As these efforts are made known, they will be reflected here as a resource for you.

 Computer & Electronics Recycling FundRaiser

2015 was the most successful year yet:

Three truckloads were collected

Next Recycling:

May 7, 2016

Preventing Landfill E-waste!

see related files below for Acceptable Recycling Items


Prescription Medications

 can be handled through the Monroe County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, see link below.

Medication Recycling:

Webster Town Hall drop box, located in the foyer outside the Police Department entrance.  Acceptable items: unused, unwanted or expired medication (prescription or over-the-counter), prescription patches, prescription ointments.  WILL NOT ACCEPT inhalers, aerosol cans, over-the-counter ointments or lotions, prescription or OTC liquids, thermometers, needles and medication from businesses or clinics.

Webster Wastewater Treatment Plant  226 Phillips Rd, Webster, NY 14580 (information 265-0505)

TBA                                                   AND 

Fairport Police Department (223-1740)

31 S. Main Street, Fairport, NY

First Wednesday of each month 10 AM-1PM;

Penfield Monroe County Sheriffs Zone A Substation

789 Linden Ave, Penfield, NY 14625

Second Tuesday of each month10 AM-1PM

East Rochester Police Department (586-4399)

317 Main St, East Rochester, NY 14445

Daily: 8:30AM-6PM Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Other locations:

fluorescent light bulbs:

  • Compact fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) contain small amounts of Mercury that can be released into the environment.
  • Home Depot chain accepts expired, unbroken CFLs for recycling regardless of where purchased.
  • Lowe's Home Improvement chain accepts expired, unbroken CFLs for recycling regardless of where purchased.
  • Monroe County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 444 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620; (585) 753-7600 (Option #3) accepts a variety of household hazardous wastes by appointment only.

How to handle broken CFL ( from D&C article 8/4/08, pg 6A)

"If a CLF breaks, follow these cleanup guidelines from Maine's Department of Environmental Prodection:

  • 1. Open oddors and windows and have people and pets leave the area for about 15 minutes to allow mercury vapors to dissipate.  Do not vacuum the spill.  Wear rubber gloves if possible.
  • 2. Pick up large pieces of glass, and put them in a large glass jar (canning jar and screw tip lid and seal are ideal).  Brush up smaller pieces of glass and dust with a couple of index cards or other semi-stiff, disposable objects.  Place debris and cards in the glass jar.  Pidck up smaller particles with the sticky side of duct, masking or packaging tape and place inside jar.
  • 3.  Wipe the surface with a wet paper towel or cloth and place in the jar.  Wash your hands and face.  Allow the area to ventilate for several more hours.  Keep the sealed debris outside the house until it can be taken to the household hazardous waste collection site.
  • 4.  Monroe County residents can schedule an appointment by calling (585) 753-7600 (option #3).


Metals Recycling:

Household Recycling:



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