Attention! The Utica Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection facility is now CLOSED. We will reopen in April 2023.

Paints / Chemicals / Pesticides / Herbicides

EcoDrop Utica


EcoDrop Utica
80 Leland Ave. Extension
Utica, NY 13502

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Seasonal Household Hazardous Waste (Paints/Chemicals/Pesticides) is only accepted April - September

Some local businesses will accept paint products year round during their regular hours of operation. Click here for additional information on these drop-off sites and to learn more about the PaintCare program.

Please consider donating old paint to Oneida County Habitat for Humanity's ReStore where the paint can be reused. More Information

Watch Household Hazardous Waste Video

Many products that we use regularly in our homes, workshops, and garages can cause problems for us and our environment. When discarded improperly, these products can become hazardous wastes. To help dispose of these materials safely, The Authority built a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility for Oneida and Herkimer County residents. There is no charge for residents to drop off household hazardous wastes.

Accepted Waste

 This facility gives you the opportunity to dispose of many unused, unwanted, or outdated products. The following are acceptable materials:

  • Oil-Based & Latex Paints
  • Paint Thinners
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Cleaning Solvents & Degreasers
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Furniture Stripper
  • Glues/Sealants
  • Household Batteries (Rechargeable)*
  • Non-Rechargeable Batteries (Alkaline)*
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides & Pesticides
    (Including Those Banned, Such As Ddt And Chlordane)
  • Kerosene
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Polishes
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Rust Preventatives & Removers
  • Unusable Gasoline
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Anti-Freeze*
  • Automobile & Motorcycle Batteries*
  • Motor Oil*
  • Oil Filters*
  • Empty Propane Cylinders (Under 100 Lbs.)*
  • Computer Equipment *
  • Cooking Oil And Grease From Household Deep Fryers*
  • Household Medical Sharps (Syringes & Lancets)*

* Material Accepted Year-Round 

 Non-Acceptable Waste

 The following materials are not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility:

  • Hardened Paint
  • Empty Paint Cans
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Controlled Substances (Drugs)
  • Empty Containers From Any Waste
  • Pharmaceutical Wastes
  • Radioactive Wastes