Erie County To Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with the Northwest and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Boards, will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the SUNY Erie North Campus in Williamsville.

The event, which will be open to all Erie County residents between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., will allow for the safe disposal of hazardous items that cannot be thrown out in the regular garbage, helping to reduce pollution and the potential contamination of groundwater.

Due to high demand, please allow approximately one hour to have your vehicle unloaded.

“Collection events are a great way for homeowners to rid their properties of potentially hazardous household waste in a responsible way. Over the past several years our Department of Environment and Planning, along with their partners, has played a large role in preventing these wastes from entering landfills or groundwater,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “We had a tremendous turnout at a similar event we held in June in the New Era Field parking lots in Orchard Park and we are expecting a similar experience this weekend. By working together we can have a greater impact on protecting our environment today and for the future. I thank DEP and their partners, as well as the thousands of residents who have participated in these waste collection events, for helping to maintain a cleaner, greener Erie County.”


• WHAT: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

• WHEN: Saturday, August 11 2018 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

• WHERE: SUNY Erie North Campus (please enter from Wehrle Drive)



• Pesticides, Fertilizers, Pool and Household Chemicals/Cleaners (limit 2 gallons or 20 pounds)

• Oil-based paints, Spray cans (limit 10 gallons)

• Paint Thinner, Stripper and Solvents (limit 2 gallons)

• Batteries (lead acid & rechargeable)

• Oil, Gasoline, Kerosene, Antifreeze (limit 10 gallons)

• Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, liquid)



• Latex paint: latex paint does not need to be disposed of as household hazardous waste and should not be brought to these events. For more info: (

• Automobile tires

• Computers and other electronics

• Appliances

• Pharmaceuticals

• Fluorescent bulbs

• Commercial/industrial wastes


For more information on this event, including a full list of items that will be accepted, or for details on how to properly dispose of latex paint, call the Erie County Household Hazardous Waste 24-Hour Hotline at (716) 858-6800 or visit

Participants may need to verify that their waste products were generated by households.

Support for the event is provided by SUNY Erie, NOCO Energy Corp., the Battery Post, the Buffalo Bills Inc., Northeast Southtowns and Northwest Solid Waste Management Boards and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.


For more information:

On the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, visit