Hazardous Waste

The County is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its third of four sets of hazardous waste collection events for 2023 at Delano Hitch Recreation Center on 401 Washington Street in Newburgh on Friday, September 29, for school districts, farms, municipalities and businesses who have PRE-REGISTERED; and on Saturday, September 30from 9 AM until 1 PMfor residents with a valid ID showing County residency.  No registration is required for the Saturday event for residents; however, ONLY HOUSEHOLD QUANTITIES will be accepted.  Please note the new end time of 1PM for the Saturday September 30th event.

In addition, WET latex, acrylic and water based paints will now be accepted along with oil based paint at Orange County hazardous materials collection events through a partnership with PaintCare, a new paint stewardship program established by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  Dry latex, acrylic, and water based paints can be disposed of into your trash container.  For more information visit https://www.paintcare.org/states/new-york/

If you are a County resident and interested in more information, please click here:  Events for County Residents

If you are a school, farm, municipality, or business and are interested in more information on how to register, please click here:  Schools, Farms, Municipalities & Businesses

Orange County holds Hazardous Waste Events at four different locations throughout the County.  The next event of the year will be announced once the date of the previously scheduled event has passed.

Friday events are for Schools, Farms, Municipalities and Businesses.  Registration is required and residents may not attend.  Fees are charged based on the amount of household hazardous waste that is being disposed of.  Per NYSDEC regulations, only 220 lbs of hazardous waste can be brought by each participant at a household hazardous waste event for schools, farms, municipalities and businesses.  Please click on the link below for registration forms and dates.

Saturday events are for Orange County Residents only.  No schools, farms, municipalities or businesses can attend the Resident event.  Resident events are free and are intended for residential amounts of household hazardous waste only.  If you have a business that is now closed, you still need to register for the Friday event.  We accept residential amounts of household hazardous waste only at resident events.  For more information, please call our Recycling Coordinator, Ermin Siljkovic at (845) 291-3246 or click on the links below.

Acceptable materials include:

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Automotive Products/Gas/Oil and mixtures of gas/oil
  • Car & Truck batteries
  • Corrosives/Cleaners
  • Dental amalgam
  • Fluorescent light tubes (in feet)
  • Mercury
  • NEW: Latex, Acrylic, Water Based and Oil Based Paint 
  • Pesticides/Herbicides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Solvents/Thinners
  • Varnishes/Shellacs/Stains