To help residents dispose of harmful household products safely, New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) hosts SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal Events throughout the year in all five boroughs.
Events are held, rain or shine, from 10 am to 4 pm. Because they are popular, be prepared for a line. The event will be in the Union Square North Plaza. Cars approach from Park Ave South & 20th Street and there will be a walk-in area available for residents taking public transportation.
Only NYC residential waste is accepted at SAFE Disposal Events, and no commercial vehicles are allowed. Residents must provide proof of NYC residency, such as a NYS driver’s license or utility bill.
Materials accepted include common household products such as auto fluids, batteries, electronics, strong cleaners, medications, paint and more.
For more information on what materials will be accepted, how to package items, and what happens to collected items, visit the DSNY Zero Waste website.