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:

OPTION 1: Special Collection Events

by appointment only


Our next scheduled special collection will be on Saturday, July 9, 2022. 
The appointment-only, drive-thru event will be held in the Town of Brant.

Registration for this event is now open. To register for the event click 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. 

We will be offering a Fall HHW Collection Event on Saturday October 8 in the City of Buffalo. Registration for these events will open approximately 30 days prior to the events

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

To contact us: or call (716) 858-6800

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

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

by Appointment Only

(click the above link to make a reservation)

Erie County is introducing 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.

For example, there will be a charge for Latex paint (water-based).

To dispose of latex paint, remove the canister's lid, add kitty litter or sawdust, let it dry and place in the trash. Make sure the lid is off so the sanitation worker can see that it is empty.

Unacceptable Voucher Items/Additional Fees:

  • Exceedance over 50-lbs. subjected to $0.75/lb. Fee
  • Latex Paint - $0.75/lb. Fee (Can be dried out and disposed of in regular trash).
  • 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 or call Hazman (716) 998-8073. If you call, Please mention the "Erie County Voucher Program".


latex paint guide

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

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

06/23/2022 - 1:00 pm