Cayuga County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Household Hazardous Waste
Drop-Off Event

October 25, 2014

This fall Cayuga County's Household Hazardous Waste Day provides all City of Auburn and Cayuga County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste in a safe manner. Proper disposal protects human health, our community and the environment.

Date, Time and Registration:
Acceptable Household Hazardous Wastes Include:
  • Products containing chemicals
  • Oil based paints, oil based stains
  • Turpentine, paint thinners, brush cleaners
  • Pesticides (weed killers, insect sprays, fungicides)
  • Mercury thermometers and barometers
  • Liquid mercury (quick silver)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs (contains mercury)
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (contains mercury)
  • Liquid driveway sealer
  • Household cleaners
  • Gasoline
  • Gas/oil, oil/water, gas/water mixtures
  • Antifreeze
  • Mothballs
  • Pool chemicals
  • Photograph developing chemicals
  • Propane tanks
Look for warnings on labels such as danger, caution, toxic, flammable, corrosive, and reactive. These are hazardous materials that can cause water pollution and human injuries if they are poured on the ground, down the drain, or placed in the trash.

Small freon appliances will also be accepted for FREE, with a 40 pound weight limit.


If you have any questions about whether or not a specific item will be accepted, please call Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County at 315-255-1183.


This event is sponsored by the Cayuga County Legislature, Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development and the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District. Communication and registration is provided by Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County. 

Funding is provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Cayuga County Legislature and NUCOR Steel-Auburn.