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Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

Annual Event Information

  • Date: October 5th, 2024.
  • Location: 7413 County House Rd, Auburn, NY

Product Labels

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 or until a proper disposal method is found. Please store wastes in original containers away from extreme temperatures and out of reach of children. Product labels may also state other specific precautions.

Everyday Disposal Guides

Preview tips and tricks for disposing of the following:

Disposal Locations

Refer to the following resources when looking for a location to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste items. We recommend contacting the location before bringing your materials in to ensure that they are able to accommodate them. 

  • Automotive Vehicle Fluids

    • Most auto service shops are able to recycle automotive fluids if you bring them in. Contact your local service shops to inquire about their recycling programs. 
    • Refer to the Earth911 Recycling Center Locator.
      • Find the “Automotive” drop down box and select the material you are looking to dispose of. 
  • Fluorescent Bulbs

    • CFL’s can be taken to a Home Depot or Lowe’s that participates in a recycling program. Call your local store to find out if they are participating.
  • Single-Use and Rechargeable Batteries

  • Paints

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