In 2020, we will continue providing collection events throughout the County.
Please join our mailing list to be notified by email of these events.
Our first two collections will be held on:
May 30 in the Southtowns, and
June 27 in the Northtowns.
Residents will be required to pre-register to attend a collection event.
Pre-registration can be made beginning one month prior to each event, on-line or by phone.
- Stay tuned to this site: erie.gov/recycling for further 2020 information.
- If you to want to be notified of the 2020 HHW events,
please join our Mailing List <click here>
- For a printable flyer with the above dates and the list of acceptable items <click here>
Acceptable Materials for drop-off
- waste automotive fluids
- brake & transmission fluids;
- Paints, Solvents, etc.:
- oil-based paints,
- paint strippers and thinners,
- spray paints,
- kerosene & other solvents;
- Pesticides, chemicals, etc.:
- fertilizers and
- pool chemicals;
Mercury and any Mercury containing devices
such as thermometers or thermostats.
Small Propane cylinders (1lb. camping)
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
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.