Cayuga County provides household hazardous waste collection events for county residents, including city of Auburn residents, to properly dispose of old chemicals and outdated supplies of hazardous products.
Organizers want to remind residents that product labels containing the words "caution," "danger," "warning" or "poison" should be treated with special care.
Other words on labels that can signal consumers of hazardous products include "corrosive," "toxic," "flammable" and "explosive." These wastes should be stored properly until a collection event. Please store wastes in original containers away from extreme temperatures and out of reach of children. Product labels may also state other specific precautions.
Items collected at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event:
Aerosol Cans that contain hazardous products
Button cell and hearing aid batteries
Corrosives (acids, lye)
Home Chemistry Sets
Household Cleaning Products
Mercury and Mercury Products (i.e., thermometers)
Small propane tanks up to grill size
Miscellaneous Vehicle Fluids
Oil-based Paint and Stains
Pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides)
Polish and Waxes
Water Based Paint
Please do not bring:
Alkaline and Rechargeable Batteries
Children or Pets for safety reasons
Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than propane or helium)
DEA Controlled Substances
E-waste including CRTs, PCs and TVs,
Medical and Infectious Waste
Type A or B Organic Peroxides (substances on the DOT SADT list)
Several fact sheets about various hazardous wastes are available at no cost from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County. If you would like information on motor oil, antifreeze, non-hazardous cleaning alternatives, or rechargeable and lead acid batteries call 315-255-1183.