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Erie County Legislator Edward Rath III reminds residents that the Erie County Hazardous Waste Drop Off in the northtowns will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at the ECC North Campus in Williamsville (enter from Wehrle Drive).


“Storing or improperly disposing of hazardous materials can be dangerous. The Hazardous Waste Drop Off program is a much-needed service in the effort to protect our environment. All items are collected free of charge, please plan to drop off materials at one of the two events this spring to ensure they are disposed of properly,” said Legislator Rath.


Accepted items include:

  • 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 and rechargeable)
  • Oil, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze (limit 10 gallons)
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, metal)


Residents are warned that they can NOT bring these items: latex paint, automobile tires, computers and other electronics, appliances, pharmaceuticals, fluorescent bulbs or commercial/industrial waste.


For more information on these events, for 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 www.erie.gov/waste.


Legislator Rath notes that while pharmaceuticals can NOT be dropped off at the Aug. 5 Hazardous Waste Event, there are several kiosks throughout the county that make it convenient to dispose of pills, ointments, patches, liquids, etc. (prescription or over-the-counter). Locations include: Newstead Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron, accessible Monday-Friday during business hours; and Erie County Sheriff’s Substation, 6185 Goodrich Road, Clarence, accessible everyday but call 858-2903 for an appointment. Visit www.erie.gov/health for additional locations and information.


For additional information or questions about a county issue, please contact Legislator Rath at 858-8676 or e-mail edward.rath@erie.gov