Saturday, March 19, 2016


NYC SAFE Disposal Event
Sunday, April 3rd, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New York City residents can dispose of harmful household products safely at this upcoming Sanitation Department SAFE Disposal Event ("SAFE" = "Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics").

Only New York City residential waste will be accepted. No commercial vehicles are allowed. Residents must provide proof of living in New York City, such as their New York State driver’s license or a utility bill.

Because the disposal events are popular, you may wait on line.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Accepted items
  • Automotive products, such as motor oil, transmission fluid, and spent batteries 
  • Personal care items, such as unwanted medicines or cosmetics 
  • Thermometers 
  • Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a "sharps" container or other leak-proof, puncture-resistant container)
  • Household products, such as pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, and spent compact, fluorescent light bulbs
  • Electronics

Event location
Prospect Park, Park Circle, at the corner of Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest

Cars should enter along Parkside Avenue from Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Road. A walk-in area is available for residents who are traveling on public transportation.