Environmental Services

Household Hazardous Waste

We hold drop-off days for household hazardous waste three times a year. You can find information about drop-off dates below.

Still have questions?

Contact us via the contact section of our main page.

Drop-Off Schedule

Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events will be held on the following days:

Wed. May 18th, 2022

Time 4:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: At the new landfill residential convenience located at 4 Arrowhead Lane

Wed. September 14th, 2022

Time 4:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: At the new landfill residential convenience located at 4 Arrowhead Lane

Sat. November 5th, 2022

Time 1:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: At the new landfill residential convenience located at 4 Arrowhead Lane

Pre-registration information

Pre-registration is required to participate.

MXI ENVIRONMENTAL CORP.
Household Hazardous Waste Registration Line
Toll Free: 1-800-742-5542 Extension 109 (Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm)

Please do not call sooner than 30 days prior to the Drop-Off Date.

Paint Only - Have Paint And Don't Want To Wait?


New York now has a program, PaintCare,
that makes recycling unwanted paints and paint products even easier by offering more free drop-off locations. The PaintCare program is free and open to all residents and businesses in the Town of Colonie. Up to 5 gallons accepted per visit (some locations take more).

If you are only dropping off paint, stain, waterproofing or other accepted PaintCare products, visit any PaintCare drop-off site. Each site has its own hours and volume limits, but all drop offs are free of charge. Find the location closest to you and follow instructions for that site. For questions about PaintCare, call 1-855-PAINT09 Toll Free: 1-855-724-6809 or email info@paint.org.

Keep in mind

  • We only take waste from Colonie residents.
  • Proof of Residency will be required at the time of disposal.
  • We will not take any waste from businesses.
  • We reserve the right to reject any materials that are not deemed acceptable to the managing chemist on site.

What we will accept

  • Brake fluid
  • Degreasers
  • Dry gas
  • Lubricants
  • Acids
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol
  • Boric acid
  • Cement
  • Cleaning fluid
  • Disinfectant
  • Epoxies
  • Hair removers
  • Inks
  • Muriatic acid
  • Nail polish remover
  • Photography chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rust solvents
  • Solvents
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Tub & tile cleaners
  • Charcoal lighters
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Drain cleaners
  • Dyes
  • Moth balls or flakes
  • Spot remover
  • Corn & wart remover
  • Flea collars & powders
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Insect repellants
  • Pesticides
  • Rat poison
  • Weed killers
  • Lacquers
  • Paints: Latex & Oil Based
  • Paint Remover
  • Paint Thinner
  • Permanent Solutions
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish
  • Wood Pesticides (some)
  • Wood Polishes
  • Wood Stains

What we will not accept

  • Asbestos
  • Anti-Freeze *
  • Biological or Medical Wastes
  • Dioxin Suspect Pesticides (2, 4, 5T, certain formulations of Weed-Be-Gone and Silvex)
  • Electronics (tv and computer) *
  • Explosives and Flares
  • PCB's
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Pressurized Tanks and Gas Cylinders (Propane Tanks) *
  • Radioactive Waste (smoke detectors)
  • Waste Oil *

* These materials can be brought to the Town of Colonie Landfill during regular business hours for recycling.