The Yates County Legislature has approved funding for a household hazardous waste day to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at the Yates County Highway Department in Benton. 

 Individuals from Yates and Schuyler Counties must register for the event by Sept. 13, listing the items they plan to bring. 

Acceptable items include a variety of electronics, aerosol cans, batteries, caustic cleaners, flammable liquids, paint, pesticides, asbestos, compressed gases, fertilizers, construction debris, and much more. For a complete list and a registration form visit Click on “Community” and “recycling” to find the registration form. 

Once registered, individuals will be given an appointment time. To drop items off, enter the facility at the Rte. 14A entrance and you will be directed from there. 

For more information, contact Yates County Legislature Clerk Connie Hayes at 315-536-5150 or email