Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

 

In 2020, we will continue providing collection events throughout the County.

Please join our mailing list to be notified of these events.


Residents will be required to pre-register to attend a collection event. 

Preregistration, can be made on-line or by phone 
beginning 30 days prior to each event.

 

-  Stay tuned to erie.gov/recycling for 2020 registration information. 


-  If you to want to be notified of the 2020 HHW events, 
    please join our Mailing List <click here



Acceptable Materials for drop-off

  • Automotive:  
        • waste automotive fluids
        • gasoline, 
        • antifreeze, 
        • brake & transmission fluids;
  • Paints, Solvents, etc.: 
        • oil-based paints,
        • paint strippers and thinners,
        • 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:

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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Other Wastes & More about HHW

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