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Household Hazardous Waste

The City Of Boston holds Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days four times a year. Please check this site for future dates. They will be posted here as they are scheduled.

Guidelines:


  • For Boston residents only; proof of residency required.
  • No commercial waste will be accepted.
  • Foot traffic is prohibited.
  • The City reserves the right to reject materials.
  • For more information, please call the Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500.
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    Hazardous Waste Disposal: Summer Drop-Off Dates

    Boston residents can safely dispose of hazardous waste for free at upcoming events:  

    June 14 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM at UMASS Boston, Parking Lot D, Dorchester

    June 28 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM at West Roxbury Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner Street, Millennium Park
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    Note: Latex/Acrylic Paint Is Not Hazardous

    Latex and Acrylic Paint can be disposed of with regular trash.

    When putting latex paint in the trash, residents must make sure any paint left in the paint can is be completely dried.

    To dry latex paint:

    - Remove paint can lid, and let paint air dry, or
    - Mix paint with kitty litter, saw dust, or purchase a paint hardener kit at a hardware store. 

    When paint is completely dried, place paint can in a trash bag. Put no more than 2 cans of paint in each bag of trash.

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    Boston Police Offer a Safe Way to Dispose of Old Prescription Medication

    Drug disposal kiosks are located at several district stations. Residents can drop off their unused old prescription medication 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the following 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

    These kiosks provide an anonymous, safe and environmentally-friendly solution for the proper disposal of unused/expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medication. Business or commercial medicine disposal is not allowed at the District Stations. Residents should have the medication in its original containers, with any names or prescription numbers erased, if possible.

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Acceptable Materials

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Household Materials
Lawn & Garden Materials
Oil-Based Paint Materials
Kitchen & Laundry Materials
Automobile Related Materials

Unacceptable Materials

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Assorted

Announcements

  • South End Trash & Recycling Program: Pilot Program Extended with New Hours

    The evaluation of the four-month pilot trash & recycling program for the South end was completed on June 11 at a neighborhood meeting held at the South End Library. Many residents attended the meeting and there was a full discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of the Pilot Program. The two most prominent takeaways were that the program was effective in improving the neighborhood cleanliness, but the 11:00 pm placement hour was too restrictive. New program hours & requirements will go into effect July 1, 2013. Please read the attached flyer for more details.

    South End Trash & Recycling Pilot Program

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal: Summer Drop-Off Dates

    Boston residents can safely dispose of hazardous waste for free at upcoming events:  

    June 14 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM at UMASS Boston, Parking Lot D, Dorchester

    June 28 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM at West Roxbury Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner Street, Millennium Park

  • Waste Reduction E-Newsletter

    Receive email updates about curbside recycling, compost bin sales, yard waste collection, hazardous waste drop-offs, and trash regulations.

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  • Missed Pickup

    If your trash or recycling was not picked up, please call the Mayor's Office (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) at 617-635-4500 or place an online service request by following the link below.

    Report Missed Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste/Bulk Item Pickup

Video

  • Single Stream Recycling

    Mayor Menino announces citywide expansion of the program.

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