The Niagara County Refuse District, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hosted three drop-off events in the County. Each event took place on a Saturday from 10am to 2:00pm and required an appointment. In 2013, over 800 residents scheduled appointments and nearly 84,000 lbs. of potentially harmful materials were recovered. In 2014, participation increased to 950 residents and 75,000 lbs. of materials were safely managed.
For your protection and ours, all HHW drop-offs are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
All 2014 events have concluded. In 2015, the following months and locations are in the planning stages:
- April - North Tonawanda
- May/June - Niagara Falls
- August - Lockport
- September/October - TBD
You can schedule appointments using the link below:
Non District members (residents of Niagara, Cambria, Wilson and Newfane) are welcome to participate, however please bring a check of $19, payable to the “Niagara County Refuse Disposal District.”
What is HHW?
HHW are materials commonly found in our basements, garages and sheds that we use in our daily lives. If they were generated by industry, they would be treated as Hazardous wastes. It is important to safely manage these materials due to the harm they pose in your home, to our environment and to those managing our refuse. The Niagara County Refuse Disposal District and NYSDEC provide drop-off events for Niagara County residents to responsibly dispose of these materials.
Common household hazardous wastes that are acceptable for drop off include: Latex Paint 1/3 can or more, Oil based Paint, Wood Stains and Preservatives, Automotive Fluids (antifreeze, brake, power steering and transmission fluids), Pesticides and Fertilizers, Flammable Products (gasoline, kerosene, thinners, strippers, solvents, glues, etc.), Household Cleaners (soaps, waxes, drain cleaners, etc.), Driveway Sealer, Pool and Photo Chemicals, Mercury (thermometers, thermostats), Fluorescent Bulbs.