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Essential information about the health and environmental hazards associated with more than 25 chemicals, materials and products commonly found in the home. Learn how to handle them safely and recycle or dispose of them responsibly.
Empty aerosol containers:
Partially full containers that you know do not contain hazardous chemicals:
All other aerosol containers:
May be unstable if exposed to heat
Keep in a dry location, away from heat.
Aerosol Containers (empty or partially full):
Empty Non-Aerosol Containers and Hardened or Solid Non-Toxic Products:
Liquid Non-Toxic Products:
To learn more, contact: Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety (ACTS)
One Massachusetts landfill is currently permitted to accept asbestos-containing wastes:Waste Management Fitchburg/Westminster Sanitary Landfill
165 Fitchburg Road (Route 31)
Westminster, MA 01473
Some out-of-state landfills and transfer stations are also permitted by their state’s environmental agencies to accept asbestos-containing wastes generated in Massachusetts. Two in bordering states areWaste Management Turnkey Landfill
90 Rochester Neck Road
Rochester, NH 03839
RED Transfer & Logistics
173 Pickering Street
Portland, CT 06480
Before taking asbestos to a landfill or transfer station, contact the facility to determine if, when, and under what conditions the facility will accept the material. Asbestos abatement contractors licensed by DLS can be hired to remove asbestos and take it to an approved disposal facility. Asbestos wastes may not be sent to a combustion facility or construction and demolition (C&D) material processor.
For more information, see: MassDEP Asbestos, Construction & Demolition Notifications
Dry chemical extinguishers:
Carbon dioxide extinguishers:
Very old fire extinguishers:
Used Oil Filters:
For surplus latex or oil-based paints:
Paints that contain lead, mercury, chromium or cadmium:
Empty paint cans:
Banned or Unregistered Pesticides:
For more information, see Q&A: Pressure Treated Wood.
To learn more, contact the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.