Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Programs

Erie County will be holding three HHW special collection events in 2022; we will be posting those events on this site and you will be able to reserve a time slot for the events approximately 30 days prior.

If you do not want to wait for a collection event, the HHW Drop-off Voucher Program enables residents to schedule a drop-off of up to 50 lbs. of household hazardous waste at no charge at a hazardous waste facility in Tonawanda. (See Option 1 below)

Please join our Mailing List <click here> to be notified of HHW events and other programs.

To contact us: recycle@erie.gov

OPTION 1: Special Collection Events

by appointment only

Our next scheduled special collection will be on Saturday, October 8, 2022. 
The appointment-only, drive-thru event will be held in the City of Buffalo.

Registration for this event is now open. Place your registration here.

Appointments are limited and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  The specific location for the event will be provided during the scheduling process. 

Please join our Mailing List <click here> to be notified of other HHW events and other programs.

To contact us: recycle@erie.gov or call (716) 858-6800

Due to COVID-19 the events may be changed or cancelled.

Special Collection Events

Acceptable Materials List

  • 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)

Unacceptable Materials List

  • 20lb Propane Tanks
  • Alkaline Batteries. These are safe to dispose of in your trash. More information on batteries is available through the Earth 911 website.
  • 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.
  • (For year-round battery disposal information, visit Call2Recycle.org)

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.

 

OPTION 2: Erie County HHW Drop-off, Hazman Voucher

by Appointment Only

(click the above link to make a reservation)

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.

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.

For more information or to make an appointment visit www.hazmanusa.com/calendar or call Hazman (716) 998-8073. If you call, Please mention the "Erie County Voucher Program".

For other wastes and more information about HHW:

Click here for more information about Household Hazardous Wastes

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09/13/2022 - 3:36 pm