Household Hazardous Waste
Do Evil Spirits Lurk in Your Home?
Hamilton’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day was October 05, 2019. Please view this page for updates regarding the 2020 HHW date.
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 for a list of such communities and the dates of their HHW events.
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 2019):
$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?
|⊗||Commercial or Industrial Waste|
|⊗||Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors|
|⊗||Infectious & Biological Wastes|
|⊗||Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives|
|⊗||Propane tanks (contact retail distributor for disposal)|
|⊗||Latex Paint *|
*Latex Paint is NOT hazardous – Please solidify by removing lid to allow paint to dry out and dispose of the hardened paint with your regular trash NOT RECYCLABLES
How Can I Safely Transport These 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
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