If—like me—you’ve been collecting material for recycling that you cannot place in your curbside bin or tote like bulk packing Styrofoam, paints, metals, electronics, and more, you’ll be happy to know that Monroe County has announced that Ecopark, the county’s recycling facility at 10 Avion Drive in Chili, will reopen on June 3 with some new restrictions.
New rules for recycling are as follows:
All Ecopark customers must wear a mask or face covering on the facility grounds
- Customers who are dropping off household hazardous waste or pharmaceuticals are asked to remain inside their vehicles; county staff will remove these items from their vehicles
- All other recycling stations at the park are self-serve and residents should be prepared to unload their own items. If you are unable to unload your materials, please bring someone with you who can.
- Household hazardous waste will be accepted by appointment only. Appointments can be made online at https://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark/. Currently, all appointment slots are full through June 10.
- Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies will be on-site for traffic control, to regulate building access and oversee collection of pharmaceuticals.
- Due to high demand and the need to ensure appropriate physical distancing, wait times may be longer than usual.
- The facility will be open from 1:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. It will be closed on July 4.
- Ecopark is a partnership between Monroe County and Waste Management that provides a “one-stop drop-off'' for residential recycling.
Find COVID-19 resources at www.penfield.org. Direct questions or concerns to the Monroe County COVID-19 hotline at (585) 753-5555 or COVID19@monroecounty.gov.
Stay home, stop the spread, save lives,
Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain