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Household Hazardous Waste

Next collection date:  September 9, 2017

By appointment only!  
The DPW will begin taking appointments during the month of August 2017.  Appointments are required to help with traffic control and limit the wait time for residents.  Please make your appointment prior to attending the event.

What items are Hazardous Waste?

From the House From the Garage From the Workbench From the Yard
Rubber Cement Gasoline\Kerosene Oil Based Paints Insecticides\Fungicides
Photo Chemicals Antifreeze Stains\Varnishes Chemical Fertilizers
Furniture Polish Engine De-greaser Wood Preservative Weed Killers
Oven Cleaner Car Wax\Polish PaintStripper\Thinner Flea Control Products
Drain\Toilet Cleaners Driveway Sealers Aerosol Cans No-Pest Strips
Rug\Upholstery Cleaner Roofing Tar Adhesives Pool Chemicals
Flourescent Light Bulbs
Mercury Thermometers
Button Batteries

DO NOT dispose of any of these items in your regular trash pick up or down the storm drains!

  • Used Motor Oil & Used Car Batteries - These items can be brought to the DPW Garage, 1000 Suffield Street, M-F 8am-3pm 
  • Empty Paint Cans - leave empty paint cans next to your trash containers on regularly scheduled collection day. (Do not bring to HHW Day Event)
  • Latex Paint - Paint must be dried up! Leave opened, dried up paint cans next to your trash containers on regularly scheduled collection day. (Do not bring to HHW Day Event)
  • Propane Tanks - Not accepted at HHW Day

Need answers to commonly asked questions regarding Household Hazardous Waste?  Try searching:

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/recycle/hazardous/hazardous-household-products-handling-and-management.html



Residents unable to attend the scheduled event on Saturday, September 9th, please contact the DPW at 821-0624 to inquire about drop-off options at one of the following surrounding community events:

DATE COMMUNITY TIME LOCATION
9/9/2017 Agawam 9AM-Noon DPW Yard (1000 Suffield Street)
9/9/2017 Wilbraham (E. Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Palmer, Wilbraham) 9AM-1PM Wilbraham Regional High School
9/16/2017 Belchertown 8AM-Noon Highway Garage (290 Jackson St)
9/23/2017 Greenfield (FCSWMD Towns) 9AM-Noon Greenfield Community College
9/23/2017 Orange (FCSWMD Towns) 9AM-Noon Orange Transfer Station
9/24/17(Sunday) Amherst 9AM-Noon Amherst Transfer Station (740 Belchertown Road)
10/7/2017 Chicopee 9AM-Noon 115 Baskin Dr/DPW
10/21/2017 West Springfield 9AM-Noon 430 Westfield St., West Springfield
10/28/2017 Westhampton (HRMC Towns) 9AM-Noon Westhampton DPW