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How Do I Get Rid Of.....?

Follow this listing to find out the right way to dispose of various materials.
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If your items are still in good condition, try contacting these local organizations to see if they could be donated for reuse:

  • Otsego Reuse Center, Oneonta, 607-353-7831
  • Susquehanna Animal Shelter, Cooperstown 607-547-9462
  • Salvation Army, Oneonta 607-432-0952

Aerosol Cans (e.g., spray starch, cooking spray, cosmetics, etc.)

Agricultural Plastic Film

Air Conditioners

Aluminum Foil

Antifreeze

Appliances, countertop  (e.g., blenders, toasters, etc.)

Appliances, floor models, large (e.g., washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers)

Asbestos, friable ("flies in the air"; dust particles; hazardous; e.g., wrapping material used on pipes and ducts)

Ballasts, electrical

Barrels, metal

Barrels, plastic

Batteries, automotive

Batteries, lithium (Sometimes labeled Lithium metal; NOT lithium-ion)

Batteries, rechargeable (e.g., nickel cadmium, lithium ion, nickel zinc, nickel metal hydride, sealed lead, and any other battery other than carbon zinc and alkaline)

Batteries, regular non-rechargable (e.g., carbon zinc and alkaline)

Bicycles

Books, hard cover

Books, soft cover

Bubble wrap

Buckets

Caps and Lids, metal

Caps and Lids, plastic

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Cardboard

Cardboard, corrugated

Cell Phones

CDs

Christmas Lights

Clothes Hangers

Clothing, Bedding and Other Textiles

Computers and Computer Monitors

Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris

Containers (e.g., food, beverage, medicine, laundry, toiletries)

Contaminated Soils

Dehumidifiers

Driveway Sealers

DVDs

Dryers

Electronic Media

Electronics

Explosives

Eyeglasses

Feed Bags

Fertilizers

Flea Collars and Sprays

Flower Pots, Planters and Trays

Food Waste

Furniture

Garbage

Garbage Cans

Gasoline

Glass, General

Glass, Bottles, Jars & Containers

Grass Clippings

Hazardous Wastes

Humidifiers

Ink Cartridges

Juice Cartons or Boxes

Junk Mail and Other Items

Laundry Baskets, plastic

Lawnmowers

Lids

Light Bulbs, Fluorescent Bulbs or Lamps, broken

Light Bulbs, Fluorescent Bulbs or Lamps, unbroken

Light Bulbs, incandescent

Light Bulbs, LED

Mattresses

Medicines

Medical Supplies and Equipment

Metal, scrap

Microwave Ovens

Mobile Homes

Motor Oil

Needles/Syringes

Notebooks, spiral

Oil Filters

Packing Materials (e.g. packing peanuts and blocks of Styrofoam)

Paint, chips of old or lead-based paint

Paint, latex

Paint, oil-based

Paper

Pesticides

Pipes

Plastic Bags & Films

Plastic Election Signs

Pool Chemicals

Pots and Pans

Printers

Propane Tanks and Cylinders

Railroad Ties

Refrigerators, Freezers and Air Conditioners

Reusable Materials

Roofing Material

Rubber

Scrap Metal

Silverware

Smoke Detectors

Soils, contaminated

Solvents

Spray Cans

Styrofoam

Syringes

Telephones and Answering Machines

Televisions

Textiles

Thermostats and Thermometers Containing Mercury

Tires

Toiletry Containers

Toner Cartridges and Waste Toner Containers

Trash

Used Motor Oil

Vacuum Cleaners

VCR's

VHS Tapes

Video Games

Washer and Dryer

Wood Pellet Bags

Wrapping Paper

Yard Waste

Push Mower

Hot Water Heater

Landscaping Timbers

Treated Lumber

Excavator Tracks

Polystyrene (Styrofoam)