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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Programs

Option 1:

HHW Voucher program OPEN

Erie County offers a free program allowing Erie County residents to bring up to 50-lbs. of acceptable household hazardous waste to Hazman in Tonawanda, NY.

by Appointment Only (click the link to make a reservation)

If you bring more than 50-lbs or items not listed as acceptable, there will be additional charges.

Commercial, Business or Farm Waste is not included. Household Hazardous Waste only.

Unacceptable Voucher Items/Additional Fees:

  • Exceedance over 50-lbs. subjected to $0.75/lb. Fee.
  • Electronics - $0.50/lb. Fee.
  • Fire Extinguishers - $15.00/unit Fee.
  • Propane Tanks - $5.00/unit Fee.
  • Tires - $10.00/unit Fee

Option 2:

2024 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events are now scheduled.

Erie County will be holding one more collection event this year in the City of Buffalo on September 28th. Registration for that event will open one month in advance of its date. 

For more info or to ask questions please email us at or call our HHW Information line at (716) 858-6800.

Acceptable Materials List At Erie County Collection Events

  • Automotive:
    • waste automotive fluids
    • gasoline,
    • antifreeze,
    • brake & transmission fluids;
  • Paints, Solvents, etc.:
    • oil-based paints,
    • latex paint
    • paint strippers and thinners,
    • Stains and varnishes
    • spray paints,
    • kerosene & other solvents;
  • Pesticides, chemicals, etc.:
    • pesticides,
    • fertilizers and
    • pool chemicals;
  • Mercury and any Mercury containing devices such as thermometers or thermostats.
  • Small Propane cylinders (1lb. camping)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Household Batteries

Unacceptable Materials List

  • 20lb Propane Tanks
  • Electronic Waste/ Televisions
  • Medical Waste/ Medications
  • Asbestos. View the New York State rules on asbestos regulation.
  • Explosives, Ammunition and Gun Powder - contact your local police department.
  • Smoke Detectors (radioactive materials) - for information call First Alert at 1-800-323-9005.
  • Cooking oils - call Darling International at (716) 895-0655 for disposal of cooking oils
  • Syringes/Needles - visit the Erie County Department of Health Needle Disposal & Access page
  • Tires - should be disposed of at any retail tire dealer (a nominal disposal fee may apply).
  • Cylinders of compressed gases, such as (but not limited to): - oxygen, acetylene, helium, carbon dioxide, freons, other refrigerant gases, etc.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs or ballasts.

In addition, Commercial, Business or Farm Waste is not accepted.

Erie County's hazardous waste disposal program for Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators may be a suitable option to dispose of these materials.

For other wastes and more information about HHW:

Click here for more information about Household Hazardous Wastes

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