Westford Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information

Our next Hazardous Waste Collection is scheduled for May 8, 2021.

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at this time non-members cannot utilize services at the Minuteman Household Hazardous Products Regional Facility in Lexington, MA to dispose hazardous household waste until further notice. For questions you may contact them at (781) 274-8334.

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