Hazardous Waste

Recycle dates and accepted items for drop off are listed below. Call the Department of Public Works Office with any questions at 508-228-7244.

Dates for 2018 Hazardous Waste Days

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Household and Commercial)

April 7th

June 16th

July 28th

September 22nd

October 20th

December 15th

If a container is completely used and empty, it is not a hazardous waste.


Car and household batteries can be recycled during normal landfill hours.

Accepted Items

  • 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
    • Rat and mouse poison
  • Personal Products
    • Hair dyes
    • Home permanents
    • Nail polish and remover
    • Other related items
  • From the Home:
    • Disinfectant
    • Drain cleaner
    • 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 the Car:
    • Antifreeze
    • Brake fluid
    • Transmission fluid
    • Used oil

Not Accepted

  • Ammunition 
  • Explosives 
  • Fire extinguishers (these must be sent back to the manufacturer)
  • Radioactive material or items
  • Tanks (gas grill, propane)