Special Waste Drop-Off Locations

Special Waste Drop-Off Sites are available for NYC residents to drop off certain harmful products that are illegal to throw out in trash or recycling. The sites are open every Saturday and the last Friday of the month from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed legal holidays and during severe weather).

Find a Special Waste Drop-Off Site

  • Bronx, Hunts Point
    Farragut Street and the East River, next to the Fulton Fish Market
    Enter on Farragut Street, off Food Center Drive

  • Brooklyn, Greenpoint
    459 North Henry Street

  • Manhattan, Lower East Side/Two Bridges
    74 Pike Slip between Cherry Street and South Street
    Under the Manhattan Bridge

  • Queens, College Point
    30th Avenue, between 120th and 122nd Streets
    Northwest corner of DSNY's Queens District 7 garage

  • Staten Island, Fresh Kills
    Off Muldoon Avenue exit of the southbound West Shore Expressway
    Past DSNY security booth

What to Bring

The following items are accepted at DSNY Special Waste Drop-Off Sites:

  • Batteries, including automotive, rechargeable (such as small sealed lead acid batteries, Li-Ion, Ni-MH, Ni-ZN, Ni-Cd) and single-use (such as alkaline and lithium primary). Follow instructions below to prepare batteries before arrival.
  • Motor oil and transmission fluid (up to 10 quarts per visit)
  • Motor oil filters (up to two filters per visit)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs & CFLs
  • Paint (up to five gallons per visit)
  • Mercury-containing devices (up to two per visit)
  • Passenger car tires (up to four per visit)
  • Electronics (covered by the NYS disposal ban)
  • E-cigarettes/vape pens (classified as hazardous waste by the EPA)

Learn more and see a checklist of what is accepted for disposal.

Rules & Procedures

Special Waste Drop-Off sites are only for NYC residents, and only for non-commercial materials. Anyone with a commercial license plate will not be allowed to enter the site.

When you arrive at the drop-off site, you’ll be required to show proof of residency, such as a valid NYS driver’s license. If you aren’t arriving by car, you can provide a picture ID and proof of residency, such as a phone or utility bill.

The drop-off location may not be immediately visible. If you have trouble finding the location, ask a DSNY garage foreman or supervisor at the site. DSNY officials will be there to instruct you, but the sites are do-it-yourself style. Wearing casual clothes and work gloves is strongly recommended.

Special Instructions for Batteries

To prevent the risk of fire, individually bag each non-alkaline battery or use CLEAR tape to cover the terminals. Do not use opaque tape and do not bag or tape alkaline batteries. Learn more about safe battery disposal.

NOTE: We collect alkaline batteries at Special Waste Drop-Off locations, but they are safe to discarded with household trash.