Erie County DEP has ended its 2020 Special Collection Events for County residents.
However, 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 Option 2 below)
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OPTION 1: Special Collection Events
We have ended our HHW Special Collection Events for 2020. Please visit this site after March 2021, to find more information regarding upcoming HHW collections for 2021.
Please note, there still is an option to dispose HHW at Hazman. See Option 2 below.
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Due to COVID-19 the events may be changed or cancelled.
OPTION 2: Erie County Voucher Drop-off 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.
Commercial, Business or Farm Waste is not included. Household Hazardous Waste only.
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.
- 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
www.hazmanusa.com/calendar or call Hazman (716) 998-8073
If you call, Please mention the "Erie County Voucher Program".
Special Collection Events' Acceptable Materials List
- waste automotive fluids
- brake & transmission fluids;
- Paints, Solvents, etc.:
- oil-based paints,
- paint strippers and thinners,
- Stains and varnishes
- 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)
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
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.