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 collection. The 2019 collection to be held in Batavia on Saturday, September 14. Appointments will begin being accepted July 22. A separate electronics collection will be held the following Saturday, September 21, also in Batavia, also by appointment beginning July 22.

Two to three weeks before the collection you will be sent a packet of information that includes  directions to the site, safety information and the list of acceptable and unacceptable materials. You must bring your envelope to the collection to give to the person manning the check-in station. It will have your time highlighted in the top left corner of the label and serves as proof that you have an appointment. Confirmation of the electronics appoinments will be by postcard.

Household Hazardous Waste/Pharmaceutical Appointment Form

Electronics Collection Appointment Form

Acceptable Materials

Pharmaceuticals & Outdated, unwanted prescription & over-the-counter meds
Propane Canisters & Tanks
Auto & Marine Batteries
Oil Filters & Antifreeze
Miscellaneous Vehicle Fluids
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
Pharmaceutical waste (prescription and over-the-counter medications)
Tires - Passenger/light truck-$5.00 each, truck tires-$10.00 each

Unacceptable Materials

Motor Oil
Latex Paint & Stains
Explosives & Ammunition
PCB's & Asbestos
Infectious/Biological Waste
Pathogenic Waste
Pressure Sensitive Reactive Material
Needles and Syringes