AMHERST, N.Y. - If you have old paint, pesticides, household chemicals, or other hazardous waste you need to get rid off, you can take advantage of a free drop off this weekend.

It runs Saturday, August 5th at Erie Community College's north campus (enter from Wehrle Drive).

Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

There are typically long lines due to high demand, so allow yourself approximately one hour to unload.

Bring the following items to the site for proper disposal:

  • Pesticides, fertilizers, pool and household chemicals/cleaners (limit 2 gallons or 20 pounds)
  • Oil-based paints, spray cans (limit 10 gallons)
  • Oil, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze (limit 10 gallons)
  • Paint thinner, stripper, solvent (limit 2 gallons)
  • Batteries (lead acid and rechargeable)
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, other)
  • Propane tanks and cylinders (full or empty)

Not accepted:

  • Latex paints
  • Tires
  • Light bulbs
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Smoke detectors
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Commercial or industrial waste

For more information, call (716) 858-6800 or click here.