Trash has been suspended in Buffalo due to the storm, causing garbage to accumulate in people's bins and homes. Christmas generally generates a lot of trash with gifts being unwrapped and unboxed, as well as the waste from Christmas dinner. But there's good news for residents. The Buffalo Common Council tweeted that trash service will resume today.
Garbage pickup will resume tomorrow (Friday, December 30) and alternate parking is suspended till Monday.
The City of Buffalo will resume sanitation pick-up tomorrow. If your waste collection day is a Friday, sanitation crews will be out to collect. Recycling pick-up is still suspended until further notice.
It’s Illegal To Throw These 5 Things Away With Regular Trash In New York State
You cannot flush unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs down the toilet due to the hazards they pose to aquatic life and leaching into drinking water. Drug-resistant bacteria can form water due to improper disposal of medicine. Also, throwing them away in the regular trash can contribute to drug abuse. Instead, find a drop box location or check with the NYDEC about how to safely dispose of pharmaceuticals.
For legal purposes, New York classifies batteries as rechargeable or single-use,
Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cordless phones, cordless vacuums, laptops, cellphones, cameras, two-way radios, biomedical equipment, etc.
Single-use batteries are not reusable when they lose their charge. They are commonly found in musical greeting cards, remote controls, car keyless entry remotes, watches, hearing aids, flashlights, smoke detectors, toys. etc.
If it's a single-use battery that is not alkaline, you cannot just throw it away - it's illegal. Alkaline batteries, on the other hand, can be put in the trash, although New York recommends recycling them via Call2Recylce. It is illegal in New York State to throw away rechargeable NiMH AAA, AA, and D batteries,
In New York State, you are required to properly dispose of your electronic waste, not just put it out with your regular garbage,
NYS consumers are required to recycle many electronic waste items, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small-scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc., in an environmentally responsible manner.
Under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, manufacturers are required to provide;
Free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to most consumers in the state.
The New York State "Waste Tire Management and Recycling Act of 2003" was put in place to ensure the proper management of waste tires. Normally, if you are buying new tires, the store where you purchase them from will legally dispose of the old tires. If you happen to have old tires at home, many municipalities will host special old tire recycling events. Tires cannot be disposed of in a landfill.
Latex paint is generally considered safe to dispose of in the trash, but there are certain steps to follow to dry them out. Oil-based paints are hazardous. You can donate the paint to an organization like Habitat for Humanity or dispose of the at a household waste collection event.