Household Hazardous Waste Collection

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

It is any waste produced in the home, which is flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive. It includes paint products, pesticides and herbicides, hobby chemicals, automotive fluids and cleaning products.


Who Can Participate?

Any resident of Genesee, Livingston, or Wyoming Counties.

How Can I Participate?

Materials are accepted by appointment at GLOW’s annual collection. You may call the GLOW Office to have your name placed on our notification list. We will then notify you by postcard in 2 months prior to the collection that it is time to register. Plans are underway for the 2017 Collection to be held in Mt. Morris in September. Appointments will begin being accepted in mid July.

Two weeks before the collection you will be sent a packet of information that includes  directions to the site, safety information and the list of acceptable and unacceptable materials. You must bring your envelope to the collection to give to an attendant. It will have your time highlighted in the top left corner of the label and serves as proof that you have an appointment.

Household Hazardous Waste/Pharmaceutical Notification Form

Acceptable Materials

Pharmaceuticals & Outdated, unwanted prescription & over-the-counter meds
Propane Canisters & Tanks
Auto & Marine Batteries
Oil Filters & Antifreeze
Miscellaneous Vehicle Fluids
Oil Base Paint & Stains
Pesticides & Insecticides
Household Cleaning Products
Polish & Waxes
Solvents & Corrosives
Resins & Adhesives
Pool & Photo Chemicals
Driveway Sealer
Fluorescent Light Bulbs & Tubes
Full or Partially Full Aerosol Cans
TVs & Microwaves (depending on cost GLOW may limit the amount )
Pharmaceutical waste (prescription and over-the-counter medications)
Tires - price to be determined

Unacceptable Materials

Motor Oil
Latex Paint & Stains
Explosives & Ammunition
PCB's & Asbestos
Infectious/Biological Waste
Pathogenic Waste
Pressure Sensitive Reactive Material
Needles and Syringes