Hazardous Waste

HHW Collection Regulations: 


A host town is the town in which a collection is physically taking place.  If another town is listed in the schedule with the host town, that is the co-host town.  There may be one or two co-host towns.

Residents of host and co-host towns may attend their own town's collection at no charge with proof of residency*

Cohasset,  Duxbury, Middleboro, Norwell, Rockland and Weymouth have given blanket authorization for their residents, who may attend any SSRC collection with proof of residency*

Other SSRC Member Towns may subsidize some or all material their residents bring to other SSRC collections.  Residents must obtain a Visitor Authorization Form from their own town's Hazardous Waste Coordinator.  Proof of residency* is required at event.

* proof of residency includes driver's license, car registration, tax or utility bill, or transfer station sticker


If any of the following apply to you, please bring a check made out to Stericycle Environmental to cover applicable costs:

  • you are from a town that is NOT a Member of the SSRC
  • you are from an SSRC member town that is neither hosting/cohosting the event you wish to attend, nor provides blanket authorization for all its residents (Cohasset,  Duxbury, Middleboro, Norwell, Rockland and Weymouth), and you don't have a Visitor Authorization Form from your town's responsible department
  • you have a Visitor Authorization Form, but have more material than the form indicates your Town will subsidize

Hingham 2017


A limit on the subsidized quantity may be set by your town

Costs are based on container size for liquids (not contents), and approximate weight for solids, payable by check to Stericycle Environmental: 

Less than 10 gallons / 20 lbs: $26

10-25 gallons / 21-50 lbs: $48 

Larger quantities are assessed in additional multiples of $48

      Note:  minimum charge for collection at home or facility is $400, plus cost of material.

Please DO NOT BAG your materials, it makes it difficult for us to assess it.

BRING A BOOK:  Lines can sometimes be long, especially in the first hour of a collection.  We strive tokeep wait times under a half hour, but it is not always possible.  Walk-ins are not allowed, due to safety issues. 


COMMERCIAL GENERATORS  contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view Stericycle, 617-852-3086 to prearrange payment

RESIDENTS call the SSRC at 781-329-8318 with questions.  







Other Collection Events

Braintree: Clean Harbors - resident drop-off every Saturday from March to November, 8am-noon at 1 Hill Ave. Cost - $3.00/lb. Call 781-380-7177  Printable Clean Harbors flyer

Lexington: Minuteman Hazardous Product Regional Facility - 8 Saturday collections from April through November, open to nonresidents for a fee

Sutton MA: (south of Worcester) New England Disposal Technologies accepts residential hazardous waste at cost on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 year round

The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Service runs several HHW collections in spring, summer and fall.  If you are not a resident of the host town, and cannot wait for a local event, you may pre-register two weeks ahead of an event using the "small business" rules, and pay for what you bring by check. The 2017 event schedule is shown here.

MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs - Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities

Fall 2017 HHW collections

9am - 1pm, rain or shine (unless hurricane conditions)



printable flyer

Sept. 16   Hanson/Abington/Whitman, 224 High St., Hanson

Sept. 23   Hull, DCR Lot G, intersection of G. Washington Bvd and Rockland Circle **

Sept. 30   Hanover/Norwell/Rockland, Hanover Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Rt. 139) **

Oct. 21     Plymouth DPW, 169 Camelot Dr.

Nov. 4       Weymouth DPW, 120 Winter St.

Nov. 18     Middleboro Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave.

** Usable latex paint is only accepted at these collections.  Please sort it from your hazardous material.  It is not hazardous, and may also be dried and disposed with regular trash.