Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste
Hamilton-Wenham’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection is an annual event.
HHW Day 2022 TBD
HAMILTON-WENHAM RESIDENTS ONLY
This event is run by a private company that charges a fee for taking away the HHW items.
If you are not able to attend the Hamilton HHW day, several of the surrounding communities allow non-residents to participate in their HHW events. Click here: CY21 HHW Schedule
In addition, Clean Harbors, Inc. will dispose of your hazardous materials for a fee. Please contact them directly at 781-380-7100.
What Will They Take?
|From the Workbench:||From the Garage:|
|✓||Oil Based Paints||✓||Fuels/Gasoline/ Kerosene|
|✓||Stains & Varnishes||✓||Engine Degreaser|
|✓||Wood Preservatives||✓||Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner|
|✓||Paint Strippers/Thinners||✓||Transmission Fluid|
|✓||Solvent Adhesives||✓||Car Wax, Polishes|
|✓||Lighter Fluid||✓||Driveway Sealer|
|From the House:||✓||Swimming Pool Chemicals|
|✓||Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue||✓||Motor Oil|
|✓||Aerosol Cans||From the Yard:|
|✓||Photo Chemicals||✓||Weed Killer|
|✓||Furniture Polish||✓||Chemical Fertilizers|
|✓||Floor & Metal Polish||✓||Flea Control Products|
|✓||Oven Cleaner||✓||Moth Balls|
|✓||Drain & Toilet Cleaner||✓||Poisons, Insecticides, Fungicides|
|✓||Rug & Upholstery Cleaner|
|✓||Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies|
Fees (charged in 2021):
$60.00 for up to 25 gallons or 25 pounds for HW
$36.00 for up to 10 gallons or 10 pounds for HW
$30.00 for up to 3 gallons or 3 pounds for HW
What Not to Bring?
|⊗||Empty Containers/Trash/Electronic Waste/Appliances|
|⊗||Commercial or Industrial Waste|
|⊗||Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors|
|⊗||Infectious & Biological Wastes|
|⊗||Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives|
|⊗||Propane tanks (contact retail distributor for disposal)|
|⊗||Latex or Acrylic Paint *|
*Latex or Acrylic Paint is NOT hazardous – Please solidify by removing lid to allow paint to dry and dispose of the hardened paint with your regular trash NOT RECYCLABLES
How Can I Safely Transport Hazardous Materials?
- Leave materials in original containers.
- Tighten Caps and lids.
- Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides, and household cleaners.
- Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper.
- NEVER MIX CHEMICALS.
- NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material
How do I dispose of smoke detectors?
What About Prescriptions?
The Hamilton Police Department holds an annual National Take Back Prescription Day, usually in October. More info available at https://www.drugs.com/article/medication-disposal.html