Department of Environment & Planning Announces 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

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April 2, 2019

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The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning (“DEP”) has announced changes to the yearly household hazardous waste collection schedule following a comprehensive review of the program. 

In an attempt to reduce wait times and make it easier for more residents to properly dispose of these hazardous materials, DEP is now planning five (5) collections at multiple locations in 2019 to provide greater access for this service throughout the county.  In conjunction with this change, residents will be required to pre-register to attend a collection event.


The 2019 dates and locations
for household hazardous waste collection
are as follows:


May 11 – Clarence

June 15 – SUNY Erie Campus, South Campus

August 10 – SUNY Erie Campus, North Campus

September 14 – Concord

October 5 – Buffalo


PLEASE NOTE:  Specific location and times will be provided at time of preregistration, which will be required on-line or by phone beginning 30 days prior to each event

Each collection event is open to all Erie County residents.  The events will provide no-cost, proper disposal of hazardous items that should not be disposed of in the regular garbage.  For more information, please go to www.erie.gov/environment or call (716) 858-6800.


Items which can be brought for disposal include:

  • Pesticides, fertilizers, pool & household chemicals/cleaners (limit 2 gallons or 20 pounds)
  • Oil-based paints, spray cans (limit 10 gallons)
  • Paint thinner, stripper and solvents (limit 2 gallons)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze (limit 10 gallons)
  • Mercury and mercury-containing devices
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 1 pound propane tanks (used for camping stoves)