Hazardous Waste

Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collections

The Development Authority of the North Country, in partnership with Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties, sponsor Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Events throughout the North Country.  There are a minimum of 5 collection events each year that are held throughout the tri-county area.  The events are generally scheduled for the spring and fall months.  The schedule, including site location and times, will be posted each spring, generally during the month of April.

These collection events are free to any residential household in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence County. Wastes will not be accepted from businesses, farms, institutions, schools or government agencies.

The following materials are examples of items that are accepted as hazardous waste:

(click on the attachment at the bottom of the page for a printable list and schedule)

  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Vehicle fluids (no motor oil-take to service station for recycling)
  • Antifreeze
  • Adhesives
  • Epoxy resins
  • Pool chemicals
  • Household cleaning products
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Photography chemicals
  • Polishes & waxes
  • Driveway sealers
  • Wood preservatives
  • Corrosives
  • Home chemistry sets
  • Products containing mercury
  • Aerosol cans with product in them (if empty, include with your recyclables)
  • Oil based paints (NO latex paint-Latex paints can be dried up using an absorbent material such as kitty litter, speedi-dry, sand, etc and then disposed of in your regular waste) Note: if the paint can indicates that it can be cleaned up with water, it is not an oil based paint and should not be brought to this event.

Electronic waste and batteries are no longer accepted at these collection events but may be recycled at any County transfer station in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence Counties.

2017 HHW


Please Click on the Attachment Below for a Downloadable Schedule of the 2017 Events

2017 HHW Poster.pdf64.23 KB
Jeff Co HHW Print Ad 5-6-17.pdf107.39 KB
Jeff Co HHW Print Ad 10-7-17.pdf107.29 KB
Lewis Co HHW Print Ad 9-9-17.pdf94.74 KB
SLC-Canton HHW Print Ad 5-20-17.pdf107.36 KB
SLC-Louisville HHW Print Ad 9-16-17.pdf107.37 KB

North Country Recycles

Additional Information:

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Find locations near you to recycle items.

North Country Recycles


Three County Recycling List:
This list identifies items accepted by transfer stations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.

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