Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events


In 2020, Erie County DEP will continue providing one-day Special Collection Events throughout the County. 

In addition, the County is introducing a new option for residents seeking to dispose of household hazardous waste: The HHW Drop-off Voucher Program that allows residents to schedule a drop-off of up to 50 lbs. of household hazardous waste at no charge to a hazardous waste facility in Tonawanda.

See options below for more information.

Please join our Mailing List <click here> to be notified of upcoming HHW events and other programs.


To contact us: 


Erie County Residential 
HHW Drop-off 
Voucher Program. 

by Appointment Only 


Erie County is introducing a program allowing Erie County residents to bring up to 50-lbs. of acceptable household hazardous waste to Hazman in Tonawanda, NY. at no cost.

If you bring more than 50-lbs or items not listed as acceptable, there will be additional charges.


For example, there will be a charge for 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.

Unacceptable Voucher Items/Additional Fees:
  • Exceedance over 50-lbs. subjected to $0.75/lb. Fee
  • Latex Paint  - $0.75/lb. Fee (Can be dried out and disposed of in regular trash).
  • Electronics -  $0.50/lb. Fee
  • Fire Extinguishers - $15.00/unit Fee.
  • Propane Tanks - $5.00/unit Fee.
  • Tires - $10.00/unit Fee.


For more information or to make an appointment visit or call Hazman (716) 998-8073

Erie County is planning two Special HHW Collection Events for this fall:

September 26, 2020 in the City of Buffalo

October 31, 2020 in the town of Boston


These will be Appointment Only events, and you will be able to make reservations at this website approximately one month prior to each date.

Please check back or put yourself on our mailing list and we will send you a notification by email just before reservations are opened.

To be notified of upcoming HHW events and other options, please join our Mailing List <click here>

 To view our Covid-19 Protocols while attending our Special Event Programs: <<click here>>


Due to COVID-19 the future events may be changed or cancelled.




Special Collection Events' Acceptable Materials List

  • 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 List


  • 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


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.

For other wastes and more about HHW:

Click here for more information about Household Hazardous Wastes