What to Bring to the Collection - Old & Unwanted
Waste Fuels (NO MOTOR OIL)
Car Wax & Polishes
Floor & Metal Polishes
Oven, Toilet & Drain Cleaners
Rug & Upholstery Cleaners
Septic Tank Degreasers
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Aerosol Cans (NOT EMPTY, dispose of empty cans in yellow city trash bag)
Lawn & Garden Materials
Charcoal Lighter Fluid
Oil-Based Paint Materials
Oil-based paints, stains & varnishes (NO LATEX PAINT)
Paint thinner, solvents & strippers
What Will Not Be Accepted?
LATEX PAINT can be disposed of safely in the trash. Pack the can with crumpled newspaper to absorb the remainder or allow this paint to dry out. Then secure the lid and place in yellow city trash bag.
EMPTY CONTAINERS are not hazardous and must be disposed of in your yellow city trash bag.
WASTE MOTOR OIL - Since 1973, the Massachusetts Used Oil Return Law requires that each motor oil retailer establish a storage unit and accept used oil from customers presenting proof of purchase. A retailer is obliged to accept, free of charge, up to 2 gallons a day from any one customer.
SMOKE DETECTORS should be returned to the manufacturer for proper disposal.
Commercial or Industrial Wastes from businesses or contractors.
Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives
Household batteries like: A, AA, C, and D. These can be disposed of safely in your trash bag.
Pesticides Containing 2-4-5T, Silvex
Penta Brand Wood Preservatives
Compressed Gas Cylinders (Propane Tanks)
Infectious & Biological Wastes
Shock Sensitive Materials
A statewide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes and lancets in household trash went into effect on July 1, 2012. Sharps will be accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Day and must be brought to the collection in sturdy, sealed containers.
Tips Regarding Hazardous Waste
Reduce household hazardous waste by avoiding products whose labels contain these words: Caustic, Combustible, Corrosive, Flammable, Oxidizer, Poison, Toxic, Caution, Danger, and Warning. Substitute a natural or non-hazardous product or practice.
Substances can leach into ground water if poured down the drain, thrown in the trash or dumped directly onto the ground.