Hazardous Waste

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HRMC announces regional HHW Events including the annual HRMC HHW Collection on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. until noon.. For details click here.

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Managed Programs

Summary of HRMC Managed programs

Regional Hazardous Waste Collection

Every fall on or about November 1st the HRMC holds a Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection.  The collection is centrally located and we accept the following types of items:

Fertilizers & Pesticides & Pool Chemicals

Charcoal lighting fluid & butane lighters

Spot and Stain Removers

Drain Cleaners & Bathroom Cleaners

Automotive Products, Engine Cleaners & Solvents

Glues Adhesives & Photographic Chemicals

Creosote, Stain, Paint, Paint Thinners

Mercury Products & thermostats

To participate you must preregister

Email us athrmc@hrmc‐ma.org if you need more information

 

Tire Collection

Every HRMC member Town accept for reuse and recycling at their transfer station. Fees are set and charged by the individual member Towns. Check your Town Handout, email the HRMC, or ask your transfer station attendant for more information.

 

Paint Recycling and Collection

All HRMC member Town accept paint for recycling between May 1st and October 15th. Towns will accept latex or oil based paint and stains. 

Only paint may be left at the transfer stations. 

The paint cans (gallon or quart) need to be ½ full or better to be recycled.

Empty open and dry containers may be thrown out with the regular trash.

Towns do not collect paint during the winter months because the paint freezes.

Check your Town Handout, email the HRMC, or ask your transfer station attendant for more information.

 

Fluorescent Bulbs

Fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and may not be thrown out. All HRMC member Towns accept fluorescent light bulbs for recycling between May 1st and October 15th. Towns will accept all varieties of fluorescent bulbs. Bulbs must be intact to be recycled. Please be careful when leaving them at the site and check with your attendant. Check your Town Handout, email the HRMC, or ask your transfer station attendant for more information.

 

Electronics Recycling

All HRMC Towns accept used/old electronics for recycling for a fee.

The Town will accept TV’s, computer screens, computer components and other high end electronic items. Check your Town Handout, email the HRMC, or ask your transfer station attendant for more information.

Do not take units part before leaving 

FYI – Kitchen/House Appliances such as microwaves, toasters, fans etc go in the bulk metal recycling box.