Modified: September 19, 2022 12:44pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning (“ECDEP”) is inviting residents to pre-register for the Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection event scheduled to take place in the City of Buffalo on Saturday, October 8.
Residents can reserve a drop-off time at www.erie.gov/recycling or by calling the HHW Information Line at (716) 858-6800. Appointments are limited and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The specific location for the event will be provided during the scheduling process. There is no cost to residents for this service.
The reservation system helps to ensure that the wait is not excessive and all acceptable materials are processed safely. Along with household hazardous waste, you can bring all types of household paint as well as regular household alkaline batteries for recycling at this collection.
Registered participants will drive through the collection area where all materials will be removed from the back of their vehicle. The Coalition of Positively Charged People is partnering with Erie County to collect alkaline batteries at this event. The collected batteries will be recycled. Please note that these batteries are only accepted at this collection event. Paintcare.org operates paint recycling programs on behalf of paint manufacturers to reduce paint waste.
Erie County residents also have the year-round option of using the County’s HHW Voucher Drop-off Program, which enables residents to bring up to 50 pounds of eligible hazardous waste to a private facility in Tonawanda at no cost. Preregistration for that service is required and can be done either by visiting www.erie.gov/HHWvoucher or by calling (716) 998-8073 and mentioning the Erie County voucher program.
To join the ECDEP mailing list to stay up to date on HHW events and other environment programs in Erie County, call (716) 858-6800 or send an e-mail to email@example.com or visit www.erie.gov/recycling .
Support for the HHW collection program is provided by the Northeast Southtowns and Northwest Solid Waste Management Boards, the City of Buffalo, and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.