Bronx SAFE Disposal Event For Potentially Harmful Household Items

Published on September 26, 2023, 2:10 pm
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City residents wanting to dispose of potentially harmful household materials may do so at the Department of Sanitation’s Bronx SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal event, to be held Saturday, September 30, 2023. The drop-off event will be at the Orchard Beach Parking Lot, rain or shine, from 10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. Residents driving to the free event should follow Park Drive to the end. Walk-ins are welcome, too!

Residents may bring items such as:

  • Automotive products such as motor oil, transmission fluid, and auto batteries
  • Personal care items like 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, compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Electronics, such as computers, televisions, and printers.

Only city residential waste will be accepted.

Materials collected are either recycled, blended for fuel, or sent to licensed hazardous waste treatment facilities for safe disposal. Electronics are responsibly recycled or refurbished for reuse through e-cycleNYC. Unwanted medications are managed by environmental police and incinerated to prevent unintentional poisonings or entry into the water supply.

For those unable to participate in these events, please visit or contact 311 for options to handle auto products, batteries, cell phones, electronics, fluorescent lamps, latex paint, mercury devices, and syringes.

More information, with full list of accepted items, available at


About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of more than 2,000 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 705 salt spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,500 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.

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