Household Hazardous Waste Events

Household Hazardous Waste Items

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is a product or item in your home which can be dangerous, toxic, or otherwise unsafe. These items are typically labeled as flammable, corrosive (damages metals and skin), or toxic. Common items include paints, pesticides, gasoline, and pool chemicals. 

Recycling Paint

While your paint will be accepted at our household hazardous disposal events, you may also bring them to over 200 retail locations in New York State year-round. This program is part of PaintCare, a state-wide paint recycling program which began in May of 2022.

These retailers will accept oil-based, latex, and other paint-related products free of charge. For a complete list, and to find a location near you, visit

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events

The City of Troy is partnering with Rensselaer County and the Town of Bethlehem for a series of household hazardous waste disposal events throughout 2023. Advanced registration is required. No P.O. Boxes will be accepted for registration. This link is for Troy residents to register. A week prior to the event, registrants will receive an email with important information including their scheduled time slot.

Residents can register from this page or in person at Troy City Hall, 433 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 or by contacting City Recycling Specialist by phone at 518-279-7313 or by email to Naomi Pitkin.

For more information on HHW disposal programs, please contact Renee Panetta, City Recycling Coordinator at 518- 279-7171 or Email Renee Panetta