Hazardous Waste

Public Works hosts six Household and commercial Very Small Quantity Generators Waste collection events annually. If you are cleaning out your house or moving, have left over or old products from a project or job, please bring your hazardous waste to the Collection Center on scheduled collection days for proper disposal.

Hazardous waste collection events are held at the Department of Public Works – Administration Offices, located at 188 Madaket Road, two driveways after the Landfill entrance. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle. DPW Contractors will remove the hazardous materials from your vehicle.

Hazardous Waste Disposal for households and commercial Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) is FREE at these events.

What can you bring to the Hazardous Waste Events?

From the workshop

  • Enamel
  • Furniture strippers
  • Oil-based paints
  • Stain and finish
  • Thinners and turpentine
  • Wood preservatives

From the yard and garden

  • Arsenicals (DDT, arsenic)
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • Herbicides
  • House plant insecticides
  • Organo phosphates

Personal Products

  • Hair dyes
  • Home permanents
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Other related items

From your home
  • Disinfectant
  • Drain cleaner
  • Flares
  • Flea collars and spray
  • Floor and furniture polish
  • Oil-based cleaners
  • Oven cleaner
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Powder or abrasive cleaners
  • Roach and ant killer
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Silver polish
  • Toilet cleaner
From your car
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Diesel
  • Oil Gasoline
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used oil

Items Not Accepted

Alkaline Batteries, Ammunition, Explosives, Fireworks, Infectious Waste, Latex Paint, Medicines, Propane Tanks, PCB's, Radioactive Materials, Syringes.

Commercial Hazardous Waste Generators

ALL commercial hazardous waste generators must be registered with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). See the list of guidance documents below regarding hazardous waste generator registration and permitting for Massachusetts.

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