Hazardous Waste

HHW CollectionRegulations: 


  • 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.  Proof of residency* is required
  • Residents of Cohasset,  Duxbury, Middleboro, Norwell, Rockland and Weymouth  may attend any SSRC collection with proof of residency*.  (Those SSRSC Member towns have provided blanket authorization for their residents to attend).
  • Residents of the other SSRC Member Towns (Abington, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kinghston, Plymouth, Scituate and Whitman) may attend any SSRC HHW collection at no cost IF they obtain and bring a Visitor Authorization Form from their own town's Hazardous Waste Coordinator.  

•  Proof of residency* is required at event. 

•  Please note limits on the subsidized quantity on the form.  If you have more material than your town will subsidize, see below for instructions on payment for excess quantities.

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


  • If you are from Abington, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kinghston, Plymouth, Scituate or Whitman, AND your town is neither hosting nor cohosting the event you wish to attend, AND you don't have a Visitor Authorization Form from your town's responsible department or
  • If you have a Visitor Authorization Form, but have more material than the form indicates your Town will subsidize

then please bring a check made out to Stericycle Environmental to cover applicable costs.


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

Spring 2018 HHW collections

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



printable flyer (to be posted)


April 7       Weymouth DPW, 120 Winter St.

April 21     Plymouth DPW, 169 Camelot Dr.

May 5       Hanover, Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Rt. 139)

May 12     Hingham Plymouth River School, 200 High St.

May 19     Duxbury/ Kingston, Duxbury Middle School, St. George St.

June 16    Scituate/ Cohasset, Scituate Highway Dept., 68 Capt. Pierce Rd.

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

If you need to properly dispose of hazardous waste before April, see New England Disposal Technologies in left hand column, or contact the SSRC office.

Midd HHW 2017