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Household Hazardous Waste

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event for Cayuga County

Saturday October 16, 2021

The annual fall Cayuga County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) day event is a great opportunity for all Cayuga County residents to properly dispose of common (and sometimes not so common) household hazardous wastes FOR FREE!  This proper disposal protects human health, our community and the environment.

If you do not have an email account, please call: 315-255-1183 or stop in to the office to register. Registration is required as well as having an entrance ticket. If you do not have a printer, but do have an email please continue with registration and then call to obtain an entrance ticket. At the end of the registration process you will be presented (both in the thank you message as well as a confirmation email) with the link to print out the entrance ticket.

Acceptable Household Hazardous Wastes include:

  • Products containing chemicals

  • OIL BASED paints and stains

  • Turpentine, paint thinners, brush cleaners

  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides (insect, weed and fungus killers)

  • Mercury thermometers and barometers

  • Liquid mercury (quick silver)

  • Florescent tubes

  • Driveway sealer

  • Household cleaners

  • Gasoline

  • Gas/oil, oil/water, gas/water mixtures

  • Antifreeze

  • Mothballs

  • Smoke detectors

  • Pool Chemicals

  • Photograph developing chemicals

  • Grill size propane tanks

Look for warnings like "danger" "toxic" or "reactive".  



Freon Appliances

Rechargeable Batteries

CFL Bulbs

Latex Paint

Water based paint

You MUST be a Cayuga County resident or dropping off waste for a Cayuga County resident to participate in this event.


Resources for Farms and Businesses to Dispose of Hazardous Waste:


CleanSweepNY hosts annual events to collect pesticides and other waste chemicals from farms, all categories of NYS certified pesticide applicators, cemeteries, golf courses, marinas, schools, landscapers and lawncare providers, nurseries, greenhouses, and other entities. They typically rotate the event each year to a different location. This year’s events are in Hudson, Fultonville, and Oneonta.

Participants are welcome to register for any event as long as they are able to transport the material to the location. To request a registration form or more information, they can contact,  call 518-225-8146, or visit 

**CleanSweepNY services are not available to homeowners.**

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