The Niagara County Refuse District, in conjunction with the NYSDEC have hosted six events in the past two years, collecting over 158,000-lbs of materials from 2,000 residents for safe management.
For your protection and ours, all HHW drop-offs are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
A maximum of 400 appointments are reserved for each event, which will take place on Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm, in the following locations:
- April 25- North Tonawanda
400 participants brought in nearly 50,000-lbs of chemicals and other household hazardous wastes to this event!!
- June 6- Niagara Falls
We collected 35,000-lbs of household chemicals from 350 particpants!
- August 15- Lockport
Appointment scheduling for the Lockport event will start on July 15.
You will be able to schedule appointments online before each event.
Please note, if you are a participant from the towns of Niagara, Cambria, Wilson and Newfane you are welcome to participate, however please bring a check of $35, 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 3/4 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.