The Madison County Department of Solid Waste funds a FREE household hazardous waste program for its residents (business waste not accepted). Household hazardous waste is any household material that may pose a threat to human health and/or the environment if discarded improperly. Madison County residents can bring their waste to Miller Environmental Group (formerly Environmental Products and Services) in Syracuse, NY--just a few blocks from the Destiny USA on State Fair Boulevard.
There is a limit of 20 liquid gallons and 30 solid pounds of accepted household hazardous waste per household. There is a charge for overages.
Appointments will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is no charge for this service, within the limits .
Wastes generated by commercial or industrial sources.
Substances not in their original containers.
Substances apparently consolidated with or contaminated by other material.
Controlled Substances (Drugs)
Propane Tanks (or Any Pressurized Tanks)
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 don’t bring empty paint cans to the collection facility.They are garbage.
First, remove the lids from the empty cans and make sure the paint is hardened.