Universal Waste Collection

The Universal Waste Collection Event for Burlington businesses is scheduled for:

Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018

All events are held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m in the parking lot of the Burlington Human Services Building, which is located at 61 Center Street, Burlington, MA. Materials are collected by the vendor, CRS, for a fee. The Board of Health is offering this collection event in an effort to assist you in complying with the Massachusetts Universal Waste Regulations and other state regulations that ban recyclable materials from being disposed of in state incinerators and landfills.

***CRS will no longer invoice after the collection event. Participants must pay at the event by cash, check or credit card.***  


Materials that will be accepted for recycling and proper disposal include the following:

  • Fluorescent lights (straight, U-tubes and circline)
  • Mercury and Metal Halide Lamps
  • Mercury, lead-acid, Nickel/cadmium and lithium containing batteries
  • PCB and non-PCB ballasts
  • Mercury in Manufactured Articles
  • Electrical Equipment (Cathode ray tubes, computer monitors, televisions, computer and electronic equipment)


If you wish to participate in the May 1st collection date, please pre-register with CRS, the recycling vendor, by April 28. CRS can be reached at 508-402-7700 ext. 705. The CRS Collection Event form can be downloaded from link below. 

***CRS will no longer invoice after the collection event. Participants must pay at the event by cash, check or credit card.*** 


Please feel free to contact Christine Mathis, Environmental Engineer, at 781-270-1954 or cmathis@burlington.org with any questions.

Click this link for form - Collection Event Form