Household Hazardous Waste

For the safety of our residents and staff, out of an abundance of caution related to the corona virus, no household hazardous waste drop off appointments are currently being scheduled. Please check back in 3-4 weeks to sign up. Thank you!

There are many items that shouldn’t go in the trash or down the drain, which is why OCRRA has a drop-off program for hazardous household waste.

See what's acceptable below - and then set up an appointment. You’ll receive instructions on how to prepare your items and where to bring them:


What we accept:

General Items:

  • Toxic products
  • Flammable products
  • Poisonous products
  • Corrosive products

Auto products:

  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Diesel fuel
  • Engine degreaser
  • Gasoline
  • Transmission fluid

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Oven cleaner
  • Drain cleaner
  • Lye
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Floor and furniture polish

Gardening supplies:

  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides

Painting Supplies:

  • Oil-based paints
  • Stains or finishes
  • Paint thinner
  • Turpentine
  • Brush cleaner
  • Paint stripper
  • Wood preservatives

Household Items:

  • Driveway sealer
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Mothballs
  • Nail polish remover
  • Petroleum products
  • Pool chemicals
  • Smoke detectors
  • Loose asbestos (must be double-bagged)
  • Asbestos pipe wrapping (pipes removed)
What we do not accept:
  • Latex paint
  • Empty paint cans or cans of dried-up paint
  • Asbestos pipes, asbestos shingle, asbestos tiles
  • Auto batteries
  • Batteries
  • Controlled substances
  • Electronic waste
  • Empty aerosol cans that did not contain hazardous materials
  • Etiological, pathological or medical waste
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorsecent light bulbs
  • Motor oil
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Propane tanks of any size
  • Radioactive materials
  • Wallpaper paste or drywall sizing
  • More than 30 pounds of solid material
  • More than 20 gallons of liquid material
  • Any container larger than 5 gallons
  • Any 55-gallon drums

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