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 - Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (excluding national holidays and Black Friday)
- Automotive products: transmission fluid, brake fluid, engine degreaser, antifreeze, diesel fuel and gasoline.
- Cleaning supplies: oven cleaner, drain cleaner, lye, toilet bowl cleaner, floor / furniture polish, mothballs and petroleum products.
- Gardening supplies: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.
- Painting supplies: oil-based paints, stains or finishes, paint thinner, turpentine, brush cleaner, paint stripper and wood preservatives.
- Miscellaneous products: pool chemicals, lighter fluid, kerosene, driveway sealer, mercury thermometers and thermostats, nail polish remover, smoke detectors, loose asbestos and asbestos pipe wrapping (pipes removed); all asbestos must be double-bagged.
- Products labeled as toxic, flammable, poisonous or corrosive.
We do not accept:
Have a question about an item not listed above? Send us an email.
The costs associated with this program are underwritten by OCRRA and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.