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Free disposal of household hazardous wastes and unwanted medications offered at Riverhead’s ‘STOP Day’ Saturday

It’s fall cleanup time and the Town of Riverhead and the Riverhead Community Awareness Program are offering residents the chance to safely dispose of household hazardous wastes, including electronics, as well as unused or unwanted prescription medications at a special collection day on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Automotive products, household chemicals, lawn and garden products, unused or unwanted medications and electronic equipment will be accepted for safe and proper disposal. For a full list of items, visit the Town of Riverhead website.

These are items that should not be disposed of in landfills, incinerators, storm drains or flushed down the toilet, because they pose great risk of groundwater and surface water pollution.