EARTH DAY 2017
The Authority's Annual Earth Day Events
WHEN: SATURDAY, April 22, 2017
WHERE: Oneida-Herkimer Recycling Center - 80 Leland Avenue Ext., Utica
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Free Tours of the Recycling Center
- Free Confidential Paper Shredding in Cooperation with CONFIDATA
- Free Collection & Disposal of Unused Medication and Pharmaceuticals
- Free Utica Zoo "Zoomobile" Demonstrations
- Free Information About the Oneida County Sewer District's Operation Ripple Effect
- 96.9 WOUR - The Rock of Central New York will be on site for a live broadcast from 11 AM - 1 PM.
- Appearance from Utica Comets Mascot "Audie" from 11 Am - 1 PM.
If you cannot attend the Earth Day events, keep in mind that the programs listed below are offered year-round.
- Free Bulky Rigid Plastics Drop-Off (i.e. plastic lawn furniture, plastic buckets, plastic toys)
- Free Clothing & Textiles Drop-Off (i.e. clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets)
- Free Electronics Drop-Off (i.e. TVs, computers, computer components, video game consoles)
- Free Paint/Chemical/Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
- Compost for Purchase – Certified, screened compost for purchase in bags or in bulk.
- Bagged Price: Bags of compost weigh 45 pounds and are $2.00 each, or 3 bags for $5.00
- Bulk Price: $15.00 per cubic yard
- Disposal of Pharmaceuticals –Residents may deliver pharmaceuticals to the following permanent locations for disposal:
- Utica Police Department – 413 Oriskany Street West, Utica
- Herkimer Police Department – Herkimer Police Department, Herkimer
- Ilion Police Department – 55 First Street, Ilion
- Dolgeville Police Department – 41 North Main Street, Dolgeville
- Rome Justice Building – North James Street, Rome
FOR INFORMATION ON THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
For questions and additional information on Authority programs, please call (315) 733-1224.
Below is a list of additional Earth Day Events in the region:
April 29 – Earth Day at the Utica Zoo from 11 am – 3 pm
- Presented by the Authority
- Local, earth-friendly vendors
- Free paper shredding
- Children’s games and activities
- First 50 families receive a sapling