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What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household hazardous waste is a household quantity of a product that is toxic in nature and should not be disposed of as everyday trash. It requires special handling, processing, and disposal. Some of these materials may be recycled but are not part of our regular recycling program. Please take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of these materials. See below for list of accepted materials


  • Acids & bases
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Chlorine
  • Cleaning Products
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Gasoline & Kerosene
  • Hobby Chemicals & Paints
  • Paint Removers and Thinners
  • Paints
  • Pesticides/Herbicides/Insecticides
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish
  • Weed Killers
  • Wood Preservatives & Stains

NOT Accepted

  • Reactives, Explosives & Ammunition
  • Fireworks, Flares & Gunpowder
  • Agricultural and Commercial Waste
  • Industrial and Medical Waste
  • Compressed Gases (aerosols are okay)
  • Controlled Substances
  • Empty Aerosol Cans (recyclable)
  • Empty Paint Cans (regular waste)
  • Infectious & Biological Wastes
  • Known Dioxins
  • Motor Oil (recyclable @ Service Stations)
  • Prescription Medications & Syringes
  • Propane Tanks (recyclable)
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Batteries
  • Any Non-Household Quantities

*We reserve the right to refuse any material deemed unacceptable by the on-site chemist.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Saturday, July 9, 2022
83 County Route 21 (Mitchell Hollow Road) Windham, NY 12496