Burn Permits - Fire Department issued Open Burning Permits are now available online! Open burning will be from January 15, 2020, through May 1, 2020, as in year’s past. Each day during the open burning season, permit holders will need to register online on days they want to burn. You can find directions on the town website by going to the Fire Department page in the related link section midway down on the page. For anyone without access to a computer, permits can be processed at the station on a limited basis only.

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.


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.


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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
Roofing Tar
From the House: Swimming Pool Chemicals
Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue Motor Oil
Fiberglass Resins
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
Spot Remover
Rug & Upholstery Cleaner
Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies
Chemistry Sets

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?

Empty Containers/Trash
Commercial or Industrial Waste
Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors
Infectious & Biological Wastes
Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives
Fire Extinguishers
Organic Peroxides
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 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