Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events


In 2019 Erie County provided five HHW collection events!

Residents were required to pre-register to attend a collection event. 

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

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

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

2019 Collection Event Dates, Locations, & Registration:

  • Clarence 
  • Orchard Park, NY
  • Amherst 
  • September 14 -  Concord             
  • October 5th -  Buffalo


-  Stay tuned to for 2020 registration information. 

-  If you to want to be notified of next years 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:


  • 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

Improvements to our program are the result of the Household Hazardous Waste Feasibility Study findings. View the Press Release here.

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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