Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

2022 Fall HHW Poster 

Please Note

Can't Attend?

If you can't attend a scheduled HHW event in Burlington, please contact the following facilities which are open to any municipality:

  • Clean Harbors Inc. (phone# 781-380-7177)
  • New England Disposal Technologies, Inc. (phone# 866-769-1621)

Curbside Recycling

For information on curbside recycling of plastic, glass, aluminum and newspaper, please contact the Department of Public Works at 781-270-1670 or visit the Trash and Recycling page.

  1. Items to Bring
  2. Items to Not Bring
  3. Transporting Waste

Items to Bring

  • Full Aerosol cans (empty cans can be placed in curbside recycling bin)
  • Automotive products, such as:
    • Antifreeze
    • Brake fluid
    • Car wax
    • Engine degreaser
    • Gasoline
    • Oil
  • Batteries
    • Button cell
    • Lead acid
    • Lithium
    • Nickel-cadmium
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (tubes and energy saving compacts)
    • Transport in box or case; do not tape together
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Mercury and mercury containing products
  • Paint (oil-based only)
  • Pesticides, including:
    • Fertilizer with pesticides
    • Fungicides
    • Herbicides
    • Insecticides
    • Snail/slug/rat poison
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Thinners and solvents, such as:
    • Degreaser
    • Paint stripper
    • Paint thinner
    • Turpentine