The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

SAFE disposal event
Start Date: 
April 8, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sponsored By: 
NYC Department of Sanitation
Prospect Park, Park Circle
Corner of Parkside Ave. and Prospect Park Southwest
United States

The New York City Department of Sanitation hosts SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) throughout the year in all five boroughs to give residents a location to drop off their harmful household products safely. More information can be found online at


Accepted Items

  • Automotive products (motor oil, transmission fluid, auto batteries)
  • Personal care items (unwanted medicines, cosmetics)
  • Thermometers
  • Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a “sharps” container or other leak proof, puncture-resistant container)
  • Household products (pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, CFL compact fluorescent light bulbs)
  • Electronics (TVs, computers, printers, mobile phones, tablets, VCR & DVD etc.)
How To Package Items


Look for items with DANGER, POISON, or CAUTION labels. Read labels carefully for safe handling. Ensure that all the products are labeled clearly. Tightly seal containers. Don’t mix products or bring open containers. If an item is leaking, pack in a larger container and use an absorbent material, such as kitty litter or newspaper, to soak up excess fluid. Place containers upright in a sturdy box to transport them.
Open to: 
General public