Household Hazardous Waste

Chautauqua County normally sponsors three Household Hazardous Waste Collection programs per year for County residents in Dunkirk, Mayville and Falconer.  

For more information, please visit the Chautauqua County Landfill Website.

Items Eligible for this Program

Around the House

  • Acetone
  • Airplane and Hobby Glues
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Drain and Toilet Cleaners
  • Dry Cleaning Solvents
  • Flea Powder and Spray
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Furniture and Floor Polish
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Metal Polish
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Nail Polish
  • Non-empty Aerosol Cans
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Photography Chemicals
  • Rat/Mouse Poison
  • Rubber Cement
  • Spot Removers

Around the Yard and Garden

  • Chemical Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Weed Killers

From the Garage

  • Carburetor Cleaner
  • Engine Degreaser
  • Transmission and Brake Fluids
  • Used Anti-Freeze
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Waxes and Polishes

From the Workbench

  • Floor / Tile Adhesive
  • Non-Usable Oil-Based Paints
  • Paint Stripper
  • Paint Thinners
  • Resins and Adhesives
  • Roofing Tar
  • Sealants
  • Spray Paint
  • Stains
  • Turpentine
  • Varnishes
  • Wood Preservative


Items Not Eligible for This Program

  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos        
  • Batteries
  • Biological Waste
  • Empty Containers
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fireworks and Explosives
  • Infectious Waste
  • Latex Paint
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Propane Tanks
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Syringes

Safely Transporting Hazardous Waste

Waste must be in a labeled container. Unlabeled materials or material incompatible with label or description furnished by household will be turned back.

  • All materials should be placed in trunk of vehicle for transport to collection site.
  • Do not leave vehicle once you get to the drop-off site unless instructed to do so.
  • Fluorescent bulbs must be bundled together.
  • Never mix chemicals together.
  • Never smoke or eat while handling hazardous materials.
  • Place all materials in plastic-lined boxes surrounded with packing material - Do not wrap.
  • Segregate solids from liquids.
  • Waste anti-freeze and waste paint should also be in leak proof containers.