Environmental Services

Household Hazardous Waste

We hold drop-off days for household hazardous waste three times a year. You can find information about 2019 drop-off dates below.

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Drop-Off Schedule

Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events will be held on the following days:

April 24, 2019

4:00pm - 7:00pm

June 29, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm

September 18, 2019

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Pre-registration information

Residents of the Town of Colonie will be accepted by appointment only. You must pre-register by calling:

CARE ENVIRONMENTAL CORP.
Household Hazardous Waste Information Line
Toll Free: 1 (800) 494-2273 (Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm)

Please do not call sooner than 30 days prior to the Drop-Off Date.

Keep in mind

  • We only take waste from Colonie residents.
  • Proof of Residency will be required at the time of disposal.
  • We will not take any waste from businesses.
  • We reserve the right to reject any materials that are not deemed acceptable to the managing chemist on site.

What we will accept

  • Brake fluid
  • Degreasers
  • Dry gas
  • Lubricants
  • Acids
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol
  • Boric acid
  • Cement
  • Cleaning fluid
  • Disinfectant
  • Epoxies
  • Hair removers
  • Inks
  • Muriatic acid
  • Nail polish remover
  • Photography chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rust solvents
  • Solvents
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Tub & tile cleaners
  • Charcoal lighters
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Drain cleaners
  • Dyes
  • Moth balls or flakes
  • Spot remover
  • Corn & wart remover
  • Flea collars & powders
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Insect repellants
  • Pesticides
  • Rat poison
  • Weed killers
  • Lacquers
  • Paints: Latex & Oil Based
  • Paint Remover
  • Paint Thinner
  • Permanent Solutions
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish
  • Wood Pesticides (some)
  • Wood Polishes
  • Wood Stains

What we will not accept

  • Asbestos
  • Anti-Freeze *
  • Biological or Medical Wastes
  • Dioxin Suspect Pesticides (2, 4, 5T, certain formulations of Weed-Be-Gone and Silvex)
  • Electronics (tv and computer) *
  • Explosives and Flares
  • PCB's
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Pressurized Tanks and Gas Cylinders (Propane Tanks) *
  • Radioactive Waste (smoke detectors)
  • Waste Oil *

* These materials can be brought to the Town of Colonie Landfill during regular business hours for recycling.