Household Hazardous Waste

Next Collection Date

September 9, 2023

By appointment only! The Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin taking appointments beginning August 14, 2023. Appointments are required to help with traffic control and limit the wait time for residents..  Please make your appointment prior to attending the event.

PLEASE NOTE -   Residents must remain in their vehicles when on town property and in line to drop off materials.  HHW should be placed in trunk, cargo area, or truck bed.

Latex Paint will not be accepted at this event.   

What Items Are Hazardous Waste?

From the House

  • Button Batteries
  • Drain\Toilet Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Furniture Polish
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Rubber Cement
  • Rug\Upholstery Cleaner

From the Garage

  • Antifreeze
  • Car Wax\Polish
  • Driveway Sealers
  • Engine De-greaser
  • Gasoline\Kerosene
  • Roofing Tar

From the Workbench

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Paint Stripper\Thinner
  • Stains\Varnishes
  • Wood Preservative

From the Yard

  • Chemical Fertilizers
  • Flea Control Products
  • Insecticides\Fungicides
  • No-Pest Strips
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Weed Killers
What NOT to bring:
  • Latex Paint
  • Empty Containers - empty paint cans may be thrown in your trash
  • Commercially generated waste
  • Radioactive Wastes / Smoke Detectors
  • Biological Wastes
  • Explosives / Ammunition
  • Prescription Medicines / Syringes
  • Propane Tanks
  • Insulation
  • Asbestos
  • Electronics
Used Motor Oil and Car Batteries - May be brought to the DPW Garage, 1000 Suffield Street, Monday - Friday, 8am - 3pm

Need answers to commonly asked questions regarding household hazardous waste? Try searching the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection website.

Community Events

Residents unable to attend the scheduled event in Agawam, may contact the DPW at 413-821-0624 to inquire about drop-off options at a surrounding community event  (TBD) or visit New England Disposal Technologies HHW Collection Center in Westfield; Monday/Wednesday 9AM-4PM or Saturday, 9am - 1pm.  Visit or call 866-769-1621 for more information.

Reciprocal HHW 2023