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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2015 Archives > July 2015 > Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day


July 1, 2015– Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that the City of Buffalo will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Martin Luther King Park – near the Museum of Science.

On Household Hazardous Waste Day, the Department of Public Works will collect a number of every day household items which are no longer in use by residents and should not be thrown away with regular garbage or in curbside recycling carts.

Some of the items accepted include pesticides, fertilizers, pool and household chemicals/cleaners, oil-based paints, spray cans, paint thinner, stripper and solvents, batteries, oil, gasoline, kerosene and antifreeze, tires, electronic waste and fluorescent light bulbs.  A more detailed list of acceptable and unacceptable items is attached.

"This is a safe, smart, and free way of disposing of materials that could be hazardous to residents, and we encourage people to start saving these items now and drop them off to us on July 11th" said Mayor Brown.

Buffalo residents should be aware that the Department of Public Works Engineering Garage will be closed the first Saturday of the month in July because of the holiday. 

All items will be disposed or recycled in a responsible and environmentally safe manner.  For more information, please call 311 or 851-4890.  Click here for more information.