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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Chautauqua County to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Household Hazardous waste

ELLERY, N.Y.:-- The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Division of Solid Waste has announced its first Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day of 2019 will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of Dunkirk Department of Public Works, 19 Lucas Ave. in Dunkirk.

The event allows residents to safely dispose of hazardous items for free. Among some of the items that will be accepted are used antifreeze, nail polish, fluorescent light bulbs, hobby glues, non-empty aerosol cans, furniture and floor polishes, stains, turpentine, sealants, oil-based paints, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and pool chemicals.

Please note that businesses cannot participate in this event as it is only offered to households. In addition, the following materials will not be accepted: motor oils, electronics, latex paint, prescription drugs, sharps, smoke detectors and waste oils.

Residents taking part in the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day must complete a registration form that lists all of the materials they are dropping off. Registration forms are available online at:  and will also be available at the events.

Two other collection events will also be held on Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town of Chautauqua Highway Garage, 50 Patterson St. in Mayville and Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua County DPF Building, 454 N. Work St. in Falconer.

The 2019 collection events are sponsored by Chautauqua County, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Storer’s Container Services, and Chautauqua County Hazmat.

For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days and accepted materials, please visit or call the landfill at (716) 985-4785.


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