- Household hazardous waste is the discarded, unused or leftover portion of household products containing toxic chemicals. It can be identified by labels such as: Warning, Caution, Poisonous, Toxic, Flammable or Corrosive.
- Care must be taken to properly use, store, and dispose of hazardous products so they do not harm people, pets, and the environment.
- Hazardous products carelessly tossed in the trash can injure sanitation workers, damage collection vehicles, or leak into the environment.
- Some products, when poured down the drain or on the ground, can damage plumbing or septic systems, and pollute our water supplies.
- Never mix chemical wastes together and never reuse any pesticide or chemical containers for other purposes.
- Consider alternatives for common household chores (i.e., baking soda, vinegar, etc.), as well as offering unused portions to neighbors, friends, family, etc.
Household Hazardous Waste & Pharmaceutical Collection Events
- UCRRA offers 3 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events per year as a safe, convenient, and FREE way for Ulster County households to dispose of materials that require special handling.
- You must have an appointment to participate. Registration opens 1-2 months before each event.
Events are open to Ulster County households ONLY. Materials from businesses, schools, farms, or organizations are NOT accepted and should contact a Hazardous Waste/Environmental Services Company.
2018 Event Schedule
- July 21, 2018 @ NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 S. Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz
- October 20, 2018 @ UCRRA Office, 999 Flatbush Rd., Kingston