Hingham

Hingham

Recycling in Hingham

Hingham’s Transfer Station would like to remind residents that recycling is mandatory and urge residents to maximize their recycling efforts for both economic, as well as, environmental benefits

Please separate and recycle all items noted, and dispose of all other items with your household rubbish.

Make sure you are recycling the right way.

Below is a Hingham recycling guide for all items to be recycled or disposed of properly.

Contact Information

HINGHAM TRANSFER STATION
1 Sam Ryder Rd. – Hingham
781-741-1430

OPEN:
Thursday – Sunday
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

HAZARDOUS WASTE COORDINATOR
Department of Public Works
781-741-1430

HAZARDOUS PRODUCT DISPOSAL
SSRC
781-329-8318

SSRC BOARD MEMBERS
Randy Sylvester
DPW Superintendent

Steven Messinger
Transfer Station Supervisor

SSRC BOARD MEMBERS

Hingham Transfer Station
Transfer Station Regulations
Bulky, Construction Waste

Hingham Recycling Guide

If you don’t see an item here that you need to recycle, donate, dispose of properly, or for other recycling options, visit the following pages:

RECYCLING A-Z
RECYCLING HOW-TO
WASTE BAN REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL ACCEPTED
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL NOT ACCEPTED

MATERIALINCLUDESINSTRUCTIONS
BatteriesAutomotive
Lawn Mower
Rechargeable
NiCad batteries
EXCLUDE: Alkaline batteries (Duracell, Energizer, non-rechargeable) – can be disposed of in household trash
BooksHardcover
Paperback
Older books
Text books
Kids books
Comic books
DVDs
VHS tapes
CDs, audio books
LPs/vinyl records
Board games
Puzzles
Trading cards
Cell phones
EXCLUDE:
Encyclopedias
Magazines
(magazines must be recycled with the paper)
Brush & LogsBrush
Logs
Wood chips
All wood cut to 2-3 foot lengths
Brush and branches under 1″ diameter must be placed in brush pile
Wood chips dumped in designated area

EXCLUDE:
Construction waste
Stumps
Logs over 10″ diameter
Bulky, Construction & Demo WasteNon-compostable wood wastes of all types
Construction/demolition materials.
Large furniture, rugs, mattresses.
Thursday and Friday only with special Permit

EXCLUDE:
Metal
Recyclable and hazardous waste items
All rubble (i.e., tile, cement, granite, brick, stones etc.)
Bulky Rigid PlasticsToys (no batteries, wood or wires)
Playhouses and swimming pools
Garbage cans/waste baskets, Recycling Bins
Laundry baskets, Trays, Clothes Hangers & Organizers
Dish drainers, Large water bottles (5-gallon or larger)
Tote boxes and lids & Shelving
Pet carriers & feeders
Lawn furniture, landscape items (edging,etc.) Flower pots & trays (clean, no soil, plant material)
Drums (food grade ONLY; NO chemical containers)
Large buckets (larger than 5-gallon in size)
Automotive parts (plastic bed liners, bumpers, grills and hubcaps)
PVC and PET blister packaging
EXCLUDE:
Polystyrene or Styrofoam plastics (marked PS #6)
PVC pipe/tubing
Vinyl fencing/siding
Medical waste
Motor oil containers
Plastics containing or contaminated by chemicals or hazardous waste
Film (shopping or grocery bags and stretch film)
Pesticide/herbicide containers
Garden hoses
Cans – Steel/TinnedFood and beverage metal containers.
Empty aerosol cans with non-hazardous contents (with plastic lid removed)
Wash out cans and flatten if possible

EXCLUDE:
Aluminum foil
Paint cans
Metal cookware
Redeemable cans or plastic bottles
Other aerosol containers
ClothesAll Clothing and ShoesPut all clothing into a bag and place in collection bins
Construction, Demolition, Bulky WasteBring to 25 Bare Cove Park Drive
2nd Saturday of each month

EXCLUDE:
Recyclable materials
Metal
Hazardous Waste
Rubble (Cement, granite, brick, etc)
Corrugated CardboardAny size corrugated cardboardRemove strapping, staples, tape and other non-cardboard material. Break down boxes flat and place in bin.

EXCLUDE:
Single layered cardboard such as cereal/cracker boxes, shoe boxes, and gift boxes.
Waxed/sealed boxes such as frozen food, milk, or other such food boxes
ElectronicsComputers, TVsSee attendant
Fees apply
FurnitureFurniture, MattressesSee attendant
Fees apply
Fluorescent Tube Bulbs All TypesUniversal Waste Area
Glass BottlesGlass of any colorWash and rinse all containers. Labels are OK.

EXCLUDE:
Cookware
Drinking glasses
Plate glass
Safety glass
Mirror glass
Automobile glass
Light bulbs
Ceramics
Porcelain
Contaminated glass and old bottles dug from the ground
Leaves and GrassGrass Clippings
Leaves
EXCLUDE:
Trash
Branches
Brush
Paper
Garbage or other refuse
Wood chips
MicrowavesPlace in marked trailer on right
Motor Oil and Anti-FreezeCrankcase oil
Fuel oil
Gear oil
Hydraulic oil
Transmission oil
Brake fluid
Antifreeze
Oil filters (drained) collected separately adjacent to the oil tank.
EXCLUDE:
Gasoline
Kerosene
Paint thinners
Oil paint
Hazardous waste

Paper



NOTE: Plastic windows, labels, paper clips and staples are OK
Newspaper and magazines (co-mingled).
Sheet paper
Notebooks
Colored paper
Wrapping paper
Drawing paper.
Single layered cardboard i.e. gift, cereal, food or shoe boxes.

Shredded paper may be recycled if enclosed in clear plastic bags or paper bags.
Place in appropriate bins

EXCLUDE:
Foils
Plastic bags
Plastic of any type
Waxed/sealed boxes from frozen food, milk, or other such food boxes
No corrugated cardboard. Recycled in a separate are
Paints – Latex onlyLatex OnlyEXLCUDE:
Paint with
Mold or Mildew growth
Skinning
A Foul Odor
Excessive Rust
Solidification
Curdling or evidence being frozen
Plastic ContainersAll Plastic Items numbered 1 to 7Wash out plastic bottles and containers, remove caps, and place in bin

EXCLUDE:
Plastic bags
Styrofoam
Propane TanksPlace used propane tanks in the marked trailer by the Goodwill trailer.
Redeemable Plastic ItemsAll plastic can or bottles with a depositWash out containers

EXCLUDE:
Glass
Scrap Metal and White WareMetal Items
Refrigerators
Stoves, Etc.
See attendant

EXCLUDE:
Batteries
Engines
Exhaust systems
Gas tanks
Propane tanks
Closed containers
55-gallon drums (closed-tops)
Wood
Cable wire
Pressurized containers
Furniture
Tires
TiresCar and Small TruckFees apply
TV and Computer MonitorsComputers
Monitors
Electronic Waste
Place materials in the appropriate labeled trailer on the right
Universal/MiscellaneousFluorescent tube bulbs (contain mercury vapor)
Ballasts (contain mercury)
CFLs – compact fluorescent light bulbs – the new energy efficient bulbs (contains mercury vapor)
Mercury items (thermometers, thermostats, elemental mercury, and any other devices containing mercury).
Medical waste – Massachusetts Department of Public Health Sharps Container Disposal
Please recycle each of the following in the labeled containers in the Universal Waste area

Too Good for the Trash

MATERIALSINCLUDESINSTRUCTIONS
BooksHardcover
Paperback
Older books
Text books
Kids books
Comic books
DVDs
VHS tapes
CDs, audio books
LPs/vinyl records
Board games
Puzzles
Trading cards
Cell phones

EXCLUDE:
Encyclopedias
Magazines
(magazines must be recycled with the paper)
TextilesClothing, Shoes, LinenItems should be in GOOD condition

Drop off at Goodwill, Bay State Textile & Red Cross

EXCLUDE:
Mattresses
Electronics
Redeemable Plastic ItemsAll plastic can or bottles with a depositWash out containers
Donated to help youth organizations

EXCLUDE:
Glass

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