Household Hazardous Waste Collection

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

It is any waste produced in the home, which is flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive. It includes paint products, pesticides and herbicides, hobby chemicals, automotive fluids and cleaning products.


Who Can Participate?

Any resident of Genesee, Livingston or Wyoming Counties.

How Can I Participate?

Materials are accepted by appointment at GLOW’s annual collections. The 2023 collection will held in Mount Morris, Livingston County on Saturday, August 26. Contact the GLOW office for copies of the final reports for these collections. Appointments will start to be taken on July 12. To make and appointment for either of these collections go to and click on the event to want to register for. You'll be given information on what materials are accepted and asked a series of questions regarding the materials you wish to bring. You'll also be asked to choose your time preference. After you close out of this you will be emailed an admittance ticket that is proof of your appointment.  Maps to the site and of the site, safety information  and some additional information will be emailed to you 2-3 weeks before the collection.

Residents without Internet access can make appointments over the phone by calling 1-800-836-1154, 585-815-7906 or 585-344-2580 extension 5463. Residents making appointments over the phone for the Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be sent a packet of information approximately three (3) weeks that includes  an admittance ticket, directions to the site, safety information and the list of acceptable and unacceptable materials. You must bring your ticket to the collection to give to the person manning the check-in station. It serves as proof that you have an appointment. Confirmation of the electronics appointments will be by postcard. The postcard should be brought to the collection as proof of the appointment.

Acceptable Materials

Propane Canisters & Tanks
Auto & Marine Batteries
Oil Filters & Antifreeze
Miscellaneous Vehicle Fluids
Latex and Oil Base Paint & Stains
Pesticides & Insecticides
Household Cleaning Products
Polish & Waxes
Solvents & Corrosives
Resins & Adhesives
Pool & Photo Chemicals
Driveway Sealer
Fluorescent Light Bulbs & Tubes
Full or Partially Full Aerosol Cans
Tires - $5.00 each for passenger/light truck tires and $10.00 each for truck tires

Unacceptable Materials

Motor Oil
Foam insulation tanks (known as froth paks)
Explosives & Ammunition
PCB's & Asbestos
Infectious/Biological Waste
Pathogenic Waste
Pressure Sensitive Reactive Material
Needles and Syringes
Tractor tires