Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is a solid waste or combination of solid wastes that, because of quantity, concentration or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics, may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious illness, or pose a substantial hazard to human health or the environment. A substance is hazardous if it ignites easily, can react or explode when mixed with other substances, is corrosive, or is toxic. Most hazardous household waste falls into one of four categories: automotive products, household cleaners, paints and solvents, and pesticides.

How do I dispose of hazardous waste?

City residents may utilize Monroe County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program to dispose of certain types of household hazardous waste. Drop-offs can be made, by appointment only at the Monroe County Eco-Park, located at 10 Avion Drive. For more information on the program, visit Monroe County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site.

Examples of hazardous products


Drain cleaners
  No-pest strips
Ammonia Drain openers Oil based paints
Ant buttons, paste, syrup Dry gas Oven cleaners
Antifreeze Epoxies Paint removers
Batteries (auto & button) Ethers Paint thinners
Bleach Flea collars/powders Rat poisons
Brake fluid Lacquers Charcoal lighters
Motor oil (used) Turpentine
Weed killers/fungicides