Hazardous Waste

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS

FALL 2014   Printable flyer

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

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 9/13 Whitman/AbingtonWhitman DPW, 100 Essex St. 

 9/20  Plymouth/Middleboro,  Plymouth DPW 169 Camelot Dr.

 10/4  Hanover/Norwell/Rockland, Hanover Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Rt. 139)

10/25 Weymouth DPW, 120 Winter St. Residents only.

 Unwanted medications also accepted

  • Residents of host and co-host towns 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.
  • Visitors without an authorization form, or with more material than their town authorized, will be charged $45 per 15 gallon containers or 30 lbs. of material.  Bring a check made out to PSC Environmental.  Quantities under 5 gallons/10 lbs cost $24.
  • Commercial generators: contact Amanda at PSC Environmental, 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

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 "Members" menu 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

 

SSRC HAZARDOUS WASTE COORDINATORS

ABINGTON 

Board of Health

781-982-2119
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.