Westford Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information

Westford typically hosts a town-wide Household Hazardous Waste Collection on a two-year cycle and our last event was held in May 2019.   Please refer back to our website for details of our next Hazardous Waste Collection which will be scheduled in 2021 (or sooner) if there is significant resident demand.  Additionally, there are surrounding towns which have reciprocal agreements with Westford (see below for details and schedules).

Please scroll down to see your disposal options with participating towns.

See DEP Hazardous Waste Regulations, 310 CMR 30.104: "Household Waste means any waste materials generated in the normal course of household activities..."

General Household Materials

  • Acids (corrosives)
  • Aerosol cans (excluding empty cans)
  • Art supplies
  • Batteries - Alkaline batteries manufactured before 1994 and all NiCad, button, zinc and lithium batteries  **
  • Chemistry set chemicals
  • Fiberglass resins 
  • Furniture, floor, metal polishes and strippers 
  • Hobby supplies (rubber cement, airplane glue etc.)
  • Mercury containing devices (switches, thermostats, fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent bulbs (energy efficient bulbs), broken fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, blood pressure equipment)
  • Moth balls/crystals
  • Oil paint and paint thinners, varnish, stain and shellac (no Latex Paint is allowed)
  • Paint Strippers
  • Photography chemicals
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Solvent adhesives
  • Turpentine and other paint solvents
  • Wood preservatives   Bathroom Products
  • Hair dye
  • Nail polish remover
  • Toilet cleaners 

Laundry Materials

  • Brighteners
  • Chlorine bleach 
  • Spot removers 
  • Spray starch 
  • Whiteners

Kitchen Materials

  • Drain cleaners 
  • Lighter fluids 
  • Oven cleaners 

Lawn and Garden Materials

  • Cesspool cleaners (corrosives) 
  • Flammable liquids/Gasoline 
  • Flea and tick powders 
  • Fire starters 
  • Fungicides 
  • Herbicides 
  • Insecticides 
  • No-pest strips 
  • Pesticides 
  • Poisons 
  • Pool chemicals 
  • Propane tanks, empty or partially empty, up to 20 lbs*, ** 

Automotive Products 

  • Antifreeze 
  • Batteries (autos, motorcycles, etc.)*, **
  • Brake fluid 
  • Carburetor cleaner 
  • Oil - used **
  • Radiator flush 
  • Solvents and degreasers 
  • Tire cleaners 
  • Transmission fluid 
  • Waste fuels (gasoline, kerosene, etc.)

*May be additional cost. Contact community for more information.

** Not collected in Wayland   

 Do Not Bring:

  • Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives 
  • Asbestos 
  • Commercial hazardous waste 
  • Construction waste/building materials  
  • CRT’s, CPU’s, computer monitors, television sets etc.  
  • Empty aerosol cans 
  • Fire extinguishers 
  • Gas cylinders (other than propane)*  
  • Infectious or biological wastes - medical waste can be dropped off on scheduled collection days
  • Latex Paint - dried out latex paint can be disposed of with your regular trash curbside
  • Medicines or syringes - medical waste can be dropped off on scheduled collection days
  • PCB’s  
  • Radioactive materials 
  • Smoke Detectors 
  • Tires

*Additional Cost

2019 Reciprocal Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Dates

The Town of Westford and the following towns have a reciprocal agreement that allows residents of each town to participate in multiple household hazardous waste collection days.   If you are a Westford resident this means you now have the opportunity to participate in a partner town’s collection event as seen in the table below.

Registration:   Note some events require advanced registration.

Payment:   These events are open to Westford residents on a fee-basis. You will be asked for payment at the event based on the amount of material you bring. Please bring the appropriate form of payment indicated in the Notes column of the table below. Pricing is based on the host town’s contract and will be determined by the contractor. 

Identification: You will be asked to show identification confirming you are a resident of YOUR TOWN.








March 30, 2019

North Andover

Recycling Center TBI/North Side

210 Holt Road, 01845


Checks only

April 20, 2019


Methuen Transfer Station

50 Huntington Avenue, 01844

8 - 12

Checks only

May 4, 2019



75 West Street, 01760

9 - 12

Call to register, (508) 647-6460

Checks only, payable to ‘Clean Harbors’

May 4, 2019



15 Lake Street, 01890

9 - 1

Checks only, payable to ‘Town of Winchester’

May 18, 2019



66 River Road, 01778


Pre-register at https://www.wayland.ma.us/health/hhwd

Checks only, payable to ‘Clean Harbors’

** Not collected in Wayland (see list)

May 18, 2019


Westford Highway Garage

28 North Street, 01886


Check list of acceptable items:


Cash only

June 1, 2019


Highway Department

87 Kendall Road, 01879

9 – 1

Checks only, payable to ‘Stericycle’

June 29, 2019



833 Hildreth Street, 01826

8 - 12

Checks only, payable to ‘Town of Dracut’

August 3, 2019


Public Works Highway Garage

38 Winter Street, 01754

8 – 12

Checks payable to ‘Town of Maynard’

Debit and credit cards accepted.

October 12, 2019



470 Dedham Avenue, 02492

8 – 12

Checks only, payable to ‘Clean Harbors’

November 9, 2019



275 Old Lancaster Rd, 01776


Pre-register online beginning June 1


Checks only, payable to ‘Clean Harbors’

November 16, 2019

North Andover

Recycling Center TBI/North Side

210 Holt Road, 01845


Checks only

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