Household Hazardous Waste

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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