Hazardous Waste


9 am - 1 pm on the following Saturdays, rain or shine, unless hurricane conditions

FALL 2015       Printable flyer placeholder                

9/19 Abington/Whitman, Abington Highway Garage, 225 Central St.

10/3  Plymouth/Middleboro, Plymouth DPW, 169 Camelot Dr.

10/17 Hanover/Norwell/Rockland, Hanover Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Rt. 139)

10/24 Weymouth DPW, 120 Winter St.

11/7  Hanson Plymouth County Hospital, 252 High St.

  • Residents of host and co-host towns (in green above) may attend at no charge. Proof of residency is required.
  • Visitors from SSRC member towns may attend events at no charge with a VISITOR AUTHORIZATION FORM from their own town's Hazardous Waste coordinator.  Your town may limit subsidized quantity; proof of residency is required at collection.
  • Visitors without an authorization form, or with more material than their town authorized should bring a check made out to Stericycle Environmental.  Quantities under 10 gallons/20 lbs cost $27.50; 10-25 gallons/21-50 lbs costs $48.50, larger quantities in additional multiples of $45.
  • Commercial generators: contact Amanda at Stericycle, 617-852-3086 to prearrange payment.
  • Clean Harbors also provides resident drop-off every Saturday from Mar-Nov from 8 am-noon at 1 Hill Ave. in Braintree for $2.50/lb.  Call 781-380-7177  Printable Clean Harbors flyer
  • The Minuteman Hazardous Product Regional Facility in Lexington runs 8 Saturday collections from April through November, open to nonresidents for a fee.  Click here for more information.
  • New England Disposal Technologies in Sutton, MA (south of Worcester) accepts residential haz waste at cost on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 year round.
  • other options here

Materials accepted at all events:

From the workbench:

  • oil based paint and stain*

  • hobby/artist supplies

  • photography chemicals

  • fiberglass resins

  • adhesives

From the shed:

  • pesticides, herbicides, fungicides

  • fertilizers containing pesticides

  • pool chemicals

  • cesspool cleaners

  • wood preservatives

From the garage:

  • flammable liquids and aerosols

  • gasoline, motor oil mixtures

  • tire cleaners

  • transmission fluid

  • degreasers

  • carburetor cleaner

  • antifreeze *, brake fluid

  • marine and auto paints

From the house:

  • Mercury, including thermometers and thermostats *

  • drain cleaners

  • moth balls and crystals

  • hazardous cleaners and polishes

  • poisons

  • acids and bases

Materials accepted at some events:

  • motor oil *
  • fluorescent tubes*
  • NiCad (rechargeable) and button batteries *
  • electronics (there may be a fee)*
  • asbestos (friable)

Materials not accepted include:

* click on your town's link under the "Member Towns" tab to see if these items are collected regularly by your town

Bring chemicals in original or labeled containers when possible.  

Improper disposal of these materials can react, explode or create toxic fumes, contaminate soil and groundwater and endanger the health and safety of people and animals.

Mercury, a heavy silver liquid, poisons the nervous system, liver and kidneys.  Pregnant women and young children are most vulnerable.   For more information, go to www.keepmercuryfromrising.org




Board of Health

COHASSET Dept. of Public Works 781-383-0273
DUXBURY Dept. of Public Works 781-934-1112 x144
HANOVER Dept. of Public Works 781-826-3189
HANSON  Board of Health 781-293-3138
HINGHAM Dept. of Public Works 781-741-1430
KINGSTON Streets, Trees & Parks 781-585-0513
MIDDLEBORO Dept. of Public Works 508-946-2480
NORWELL Board of Health 781-659-8016
PLYMOUTH Marine and environmental Affairs 508-747-1620 x201
ROCKLAND Board of Health 781-871-0154,x350
SCITUATE Dept. of Public Works 781-545-8731
WEYMOUTH Dept. of Public Works 781-337-5100
WHITMAN Board of Health 781-618-9755

Call the South Shore Recycling Cooperative at 781-329-8318

for more information and directions.