Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)? 

HHW is any household material that may pose a threat to human health and/or the environment if discarded improperly. Examples include bleaches, cleaning solvents, pesticides, oil-based paints and more!

Please read the information on this page and then fill out the household hazardous waste registration form to schedule an appointment.


Appointment Required.  Next-day appointments will not be allowed. We require a minimum of 48 hours (two full business days) to notify the facility and confirm the appointment. 

The Madison County Department of Solid Waste funds a FREE household hazardous waste program for its residents (business waste not accepted). Madison County residents can bring their waste to Miller Environmental Group in Syracuse, NY--just a few blocks from the Destiny USA on State Fair Boulevard.

If you would like to set up an HHW appointment, please fill out the form and enter your preferred date/time. Please note that Miller Environmental Group, Inc. (formerly Environmental Products & Services) is currently operating under reduced facility hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM. Appointments will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Residents can bring up to 20 liquid gallons AND 30 solid pounds of accepted household hazardous waste. There is a limit of one visit per household per year. There is a charge for overages. 

  • Latex Paint is NOT considered a household hazardous waste. 
    • To properly dispose of latex (water-based) paint, throw away the lid and dry out the left-over paint. Add an absorbent like kitty litter and allow mixture to air dry until hard. Once dry, throw the can in the garbage.
  • Please do not bring empty paint cans to the collection facility. They are garbage.


  • Wastes generated by commercial or industrial sources.
  • Substances not in their original containers.
  • Substances apparently consolidated with or contaminated by other material.
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Controlled Substances (Drugs)
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Propane Tanks (or Any Pressurized Tanks)
  • Asbestos
  • Mercury Thermostats
  • Syringes