Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
- Saturday, May 1, 2021
- 8:30 am to Noon
- Francis Wyman Elementary School
41 Terrace Hall Avenue
Important COVID-19 Instructions
- Do Not attend if you are ill or have any COVID-19 symptoms.
- Wear a face covering/mask while in your vehicle unless you can not due to a medical/disabling condition.
- Remain in your vehicle with windows closed at all times.
- Place the HHW in the rear of the vehicle. Regular vehicles: HHW in the trunk. Trucks: HHW in the bed. SUVs/hatchbacks: HHW at the rear of the vehicle.
- Do not have any non-waste items in or around the HHW so the waste can be easily identified.
Protecting public health and the environment remains our highest priority and we look forward to resuming this beneficial program in a way that is safe for everyone.
- Do not bring latex paint (dry it out and put in the trash)
- Medical sharps will not be collected on this date (use the sharps collection kiosks located at Fire and Police stations)
Please contact the Burlington Board of Health at 781-270-1955 for current options.
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.
Items to Bring
- Full Aerosol cans (empty cans can be placed in curbside recycling bin)
- Automotive products, such as:
- Brake fluid
- Car wax
- Engine degreaser
- Button cell
- Lead acid
- 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
- Snail/slug/rat poison
- Pool chemicals
- Propane tanks
- Thinners and solvents, such as:
- Paint stripper
- Paint thinner
Items to Not Bring
- Appliances, televisions or computer equipment: contact Republic Services at 800-442-9006 to schedule curbside pickup
- Alkaline Batteries: household types such as A, AAA, C, D, etc. can be thrown in household trash
- Biological or infectious waste
- Construction materials such as:
- Asbestos materials
- Floor tiles
- Siding, etc.
- Latex Paint: pour latex paint in a cardboard box lined with newspaper or mix with kitty litter to promote hardening, and once the paint in the can or box is dry, place it in your regular trash
- Empty paint cans or aerosol cans
- Explosives or flares
- Medical sharps (visit our Medical Sharps Disposal page to learn more)
- Prescription Medication (Recycle Prescription Medications at the Burlington Police Department (PDF))
- Oversized amounts: no drums or truck loads
- Pathological wastes and medical devices (non-sharps)
- Radioactive materials
- Smoke detectors can be thrown in trash
- Tires: contact Republic Services at 800-442-9006 to schedule curbside pickup
Proper handling and transportation of hazardous waste can reduce the chance of accidental spills. For your safety and the safety of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Personnel, please adhere to the following:
- Do not mix products/chemicals together
- Label products not in original containers
- Place materials in containers or plastic over wrap that does not obscure labels
- Leaking or broken containers must be repackaged prior to transport. Make sure all lids, caps and covers are tight
- Transport containers in a sturdy cardboard box. Pack so material and containers do not contact or tip into each other
- Store products away from the passenger compartment of your vehicle and keep separate from other items
- Do not smoke at the collection site
- Do not leave your vehicle during unloading of the materials