Get rid of household hazardous waste
|July 23, 2016||November 19, 2016|
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We only take waste from Boston residents. You need to show us proof of your residency. We will not take any waste from businesses.
You need to drop off your waste by car. We don’t allow foot traffic. We also reserve the right to reject any materials that you bring.
Latex and acrylic paint are NOT hazardous. Just let the paint dry out in the can and put it out on your trash day.
If you have any questions, please contact BOS:311.
What we will take
- Acids and sulfuric acid, aerosol cans
- Ammonia cleaners, radiator cleaners, rug cleaners, and upholstery cleaners
- Artist supplies and hobby supplies like rubber cement
- Caulk, chemistry set chemicals, pool chemicals
- Driveway sealer, creosote, furnace cement, and roof cement
- Dry-cell batteries, fiberglass resins, and metal cleaners
- Fire starters, flammable liquids, floor-care products, and furniture polish
- Mercury bearing waste from fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent light bulbs, thermostats, and mercury switches
- Photography chemicals, pool chemicals, propane tanks, and rust preventatives
- Sealant, solvent adhesives, solvent-based cleaners
- Wax stripper and Wood preservatives
- Cesspool cleaners
- Flammable liquids
- Flea and tick powder
- No-pest strips
- Weed killers
- Brake fluid
- Car batteries
- Carburetor cleaner
- Engine solvents
- Gasoline and kerosene
- Motor oil and oil filters
- Tires (never throw tires out with your regular trash)
- Tire cleaners
- Transmission fluid
- Chlorine bleach
- Drain cleaners
- Lighter fluid
- Moth balls and crystals
- Oven cleaners
- Rodent killers
- Spray starch
- Paint thinners
- Paint strippers
What we will not take
- Asbestos, explosives, radioactive material, printed circuit boards
- Fire extinguishers. Empty them and place them with your regular trash.
- TVs and computer monitors. Call 311 to set up a pickup or place an online request.
- Latex and acrylic paint. Let the paint dry out and set it with your regular trash.
- Medical waste, like prescription pills and medicine.
Safely throw out prescription drugs
Boston police have drug disposal kiosks at several district stations. The kiosks dropoffs are anonymous and safe. Please leave the medication in its container, and erase any names or prescription numbers. The police don’t take prescription drugs from businesses.
You can drop off old or unused prescription drugs 24 hours a day, seven days a week at these locations:
- District A-1: 40 New Sudbury St., Boston, MA 02114
- District A-7: 69 Paris St., East Boston, MA 02128
- District B-2: 2400 Washington St., Roxbury, MA 02119
- District B-3: 1165 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02124
- District C-6: 101 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
- District C-11: 40 Gibson Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
- District D-4: 650 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
- District D-14: 301 Washington St., Brighton, MA 02135
- District E-5: 1708 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132
- District E-13: 3345 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
- District E-18: 1249 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, MA 02136