HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE
Dispose: The Department of Public Works hosts several Hazardous Waste Collection Events annually.
Check the product label for:
- Signal words - DANGER, POISON, WARNING or CAUTION;
- Statements of hazards - “Flammable,” “Vapor harmful,” “Harmful or fatal if swallowed;”
- Precautionary statements - “Keep out of reach of children,” “Use only in well-ventilated areas,” “Do not mix with chlorine-type bleaches or other chemicals.”
Donate: Starkey Hearing Foundation, the Hearing Aid Project and New Eyes recycle old hearing aids to make them available to people in need of them.
Dispose: Hearing aids go in Battery Recycling. If the batteries are removed, hearing aids are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
HOME HEATING OIL TANKS
Recycle: Harbor Fuel takes tanks for a fee (10 Airport Road, 508-228-2950).
Reuse: Household items in working condition can be posted in a local online free and for sale group for pick-up or brought to the Take-It-or-Leave-It. Local thrift stores also accept donations of some household items.
Dispose: Most household items are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC). Check with a Recycling Center attendant with any questions.