Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events



In 2020, Erie County DEP will continue providing collection events throughout the County. In addition to periodic collection events around the county, DEP is introducing a new option for residents seeking to dispose of household hazardous waste: a new HHW Voucher Program that will enable residents to schedule a drop-off up to 50 lbs. of household hazardous waste at no charge to a hazardous waste facility in Tonawanda.

Additional collection events in 2020, to be determined.  

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 programs: <<click here>>

To contact us: 

  OPTION 1: Collection Events  

Our first Collection Event is scheduled to be held on:

Saturday June 27th - Sold Out  

We will not accept waste without an appointment.


We are seeing high demand for our HHW Collection Events and we are planning additional events later in the year. We will be reviewing the effectiveness of our Covid-19 protocols on the 27th before we announce future collections. We appreciate your patience. 


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

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


Please see Option 2 below for our new Voucher Drop-off Program.


Covid-19 protocols will be in effect!


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

  OPTION 2: Voucher Program   

Erie County Residential
Voucher Program. 

by Appointment Only 

Erie County is introducing a free limited program allowing Erie County residents to bring up to 50-lbs. of acceptable household hazardous waste to Hazman in Tonawanda, NY. 

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


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


June 27th Collection Event 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