If you live in Otsego County, then you should be aware that there are items you might be tossing in the trash illegally without realizing it. Below are items to NOT throw in your trash:

- Any kind of battery
- Any kind of medication (human or pet) along with any supplements
- Electronics
- Chemicals (cleaners, solvents, pesticides, etc.)
- Paint
- Fluorescent or CFL light bulbs
- Syringes
- Propane tanks

The good news is, Otsego County not only has plenty of information available on how to properly dispose of anything and everything, especially items that are hazardous to the environment.  In fact, once a year in September, Otsego County holds a Household Hazardous Waste Event to give residents and businesses a chance to properly dispose of many of those items for free.