The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (Authority) will be opening its Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility on Saturday April 1st, 2023 for its 31st season. This facility will be available to Oneida and Herkimer County residents until Saturday September 30th, 2023.
The HHW Facility is located at the Authority’s Utica EcoDrop at 80 Leland Ave Extension, Utica, NY 13502, and is open Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 7am to 2pm. There is no charge for residents to use this facility. Please note that HHW is not accepted at the Authority’s Rome EcoDrop. Accepted HHW items include:
- Oil and Latex Based Paints
- Paint Thinners
- Chemistry Sets
- Cleaning Solvents & Degreasers
- Drain Cleaners
- Furniture Stripper
- Insecticides & Pesticides
- Oven Cleaners
- Photographic Chemicals
- Pool Chemicals
- Rust Preventatives & Removers
- Unusable Gasoline
- Wood Preservatives
If improperly disposed of, HHW can pose threats to personal, public and environmental health. HHW items should be kept out of reach of children and away from heat sources. They should also be stored in their original packaging with their labels intact whenever possible to ensure safe disposal.
Households are limited to dropping off 14 wet gallons and/or 20 dry pounds of household hazardous wastes per trip. Only liquid paint is accepted; empty paint cans or cans with hardened paint are garbage items and should be placed in the garbage with their lids removed.
Businesses in Oneida and Herkimer Counties may also qualify to use the HHW Facility. Businesses, schools, farms and other organizations that are considered conditionally exempt may utilize the facility by appointment only. Businesses may be charged fees for disposal of certain wastes. To obtain approval to use the facility or to ask any questions, please contact the Authority’s Superintendent of Waste Collection, Justin Fitch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 733-1224 ext. 4302.
For more information on household hazardous waste disposal please call the Authority at (315) 733-1224 or visit www.ohswa.org/household-hazardous-waste/.