From oil-based paints and pesticides, to gasoline and pool chemicals, there are many household items that shouldn’t go in the trash or down the drain. That’s why OCRRA set up a drop-off program specifically for household hazardous wastes.
Please wait until you have at least a box full of toxics ready for drop off before making an appointment. Consider asking friends or neighbors if they have items you can bring in for them. While you collect them, store items in a safe area, away from children and pets.
This program is free to residents, however, OCRRA pays a flat fee for each appointment, regardless of the number of items you bring in. We appreciate you helping to keep costs down by bringing items in in bulk, so that we can continue to offer this essential service at no charge.
When you make an appointment you'll receive instructions on how to prepare your items and where to bring them (Miller Environmental - off Hiawatha Blvd.) in your appointment confirmation email.
Business materials are not accepted. Residents of the Town and Village of Skaneateles are NOT eligible for this program as these municipalities are not part of the OCRRA service area.
Monday, Thursday, or Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (excluding national holidays and Black Friday)
- Toxic products
- Flammable products
- Poisonous products
- Corrosive products
- Body filler
- Brake fluid
- Diesel fuel
- Engine degreaser
- Gasoline (Cans can be returned; don’t pour off at home.)
- Transmission fluid
- Oven cleaner
- Drain cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Floor and furniture polish
- Oil-based paints
- Stains or finishes
- Paint thinner
- Spray Paint
- Brush cleaner
- Paint stripper
- Wood preservatives
- Latex paint
- Empty paint cans or cans of dried-up paint
- Asbestos of any type including loose asbestos, pipes, pipe wrapping, shingles, tiles
- Auto batteries
- Controlled substances
- Electronic waste
- Empty aerosol cans that previously contained hazardous materials
- Empty aerosol cans that previously contained NON-hazardous materials
- Etiological, pathological or medical waste
- Fire extinguishers
- Motor oil
- Propane tanks of any size (including small camping tanks such as Coleman or MSR)
- Radioactive materials
- Smoke detectors
- 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
*These items are acceptable if brought in with other materials. They can also be managed outside this program. Click the links above for year-round options that do not require making a household hazardous waste appointment.
Search our list to find the right way to get rid of items we do not accept.
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The costs associated with this program are underwritten by OCRRA and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.