Special Waste

Hazardous waste, medical waste, and universal waste are illegal to dispose of in your trash and recycling containers. Batteries, certain pesticides, thermostats and other mercury containing equipment, fluorescent lights, and metal halide lamps are considered universal waste.

For information on requirements and a listing of licensed drop-off location for local businesses, schools, and industrial businesses visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/99942.html 

MEDICAL WASTE

Medical waste and pharmaceuticals are illegal to dispose of in your trash and recycling containers.

Medical waste includes human pathological waste, human blood, and blood products, needles, syringes, culture and stock microbiological materials and other biohazard wastes.

New York State has regulated medical waste laws for local businesses, schools, and industrial businesses. For more information on these requirements visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8789.html.

HAZARDOUS WASTE

Modern is not permitted to handle hazardous waste.

For a list of New York State Permitted Hazardous Waste Facilities for local businesses, schools, and industrial businesses visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8782.html

BULK ITEMS

Sometimes an item just will not fit into your regular trash containers. Furniture, mattresses, rugs and carpets, and large appliances are called bulk waste.

Modern can service your bulk waste. Just call our customer service department to arrange a pickup. 1-800-330 7107