Hazardous Household Product Search
Learn about your recycling and disposal options.
You may also want to check for Programs or Events in Your Community, find a Collection Facility Near You, or follow one of the links below for additional information.
Programs or Events in Your Community
To learn more about local hazardous household product collection sites or events - including days and hours - contact your community's recycling or solid waste coordinator or department. For contact information: Zoom in ( + ) on the map below, click on the icon for your city or town, and follow the link. An alphabetical listing of municipal recycling links is available below.
Find a Collection Facility Near You
The facilities listed in the tables below have been approved by the MassDEP to accept common household items that contain toxic chemicals and need to be handled properly.
Call facilities or check their web sites for complete lists of items accepted, fees, and days/hours of operation.
If there is no collection center near you, see Programs or Events in Your Community to learn about local recycling or disposal opportunities.
Open to Residents of All Municipalities
|Braintree||Clean Harbors Inc.||781-380-7177||Private facility, open to all municipalities. Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, March through November, and by appointment. Currently closed to public due to COVID-19. Above schedule to resume in May 2021.|
|Sutton||New England Disposal Technologies Inc.||866-769-1621||Private facility, open to all municipalities. Open 20 Saturdays and 100 weekdays per year, and by appointment.|
|Westfield||New England Disposal Technologies Inc.||866-769-1621||Private facility, open to all municipalities. Open year-round on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
Open to Residents of Member Municipalities
|Devens||Devens Regional HHW Facility||978-501-3943||Ashby, Ayer, Bolton, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Shirley and Townsend residents on the first Wednesday and following Saturday of each month, March through December.|
|Lexington||Minuteman HHW Center||781-698-4522||
Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Chelmsford, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Waltham and Watertown residents. Currently closed to residents of non-member communities due to COVD-19. May reopen to non-residents in the future. Open eight weekend days per year, April through November.
Open to Residents of Host Municipality
|Barnstable||Transfer Station||508-420-2258||Barnstable residents only.|
|Brookline||Recycling Center||617-879-4908||Brookline residents only whenever the Recycling Center is open.|
|Brockton||Recycle Depot||508-580-7827||Brockton residents only. Call for hours.|
|Harwich||Transfer Station||508-430-7558||Harwich residents only.|
|Nantucket||Department of Public Works||
|Nantucket only. Monthly collection 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, third Saturday of the month, April to December.|
|Newton||Resource Recovery Center||
|Newton residents only on Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., mid-May through mid October, and four Saturdays per year.|
|Norfolk||Recycling/Transfer Station||508-528-4990||Norfolk residents only, Wednesdays (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., April through September; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., October through March) and Saturdays (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).|
|Springfield||Hazardous Waste Collection Depot||
|Springfield residents only.|
|Sturbridge residents only on the third Saturday of the month, March through November.|
Recycle Fluorescent Bulbs & Mercury Products
Mercury is a natural heavy metal that is toxic to people and wildlife. It is found in fluorescent light bulbs, thermometers, thermostats, and a range of other products.
Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs
It isn't a good idea to keep medications that aren't useful anymore. Disposing of these drugs will keep them away from people who shouldn't take them.
Use the interactive map below to find a kiosk in your area for disposing of expired or unneeded prescription drugs. Zoom in ( + ) and click on icons for addresses.
Note: Municipalities and organizations wanting to host one-time collections or permanent kiosks need to apply for a MassDEP waiver first.