2014 Household Hazardous Waste Day - Saturday Sep 27

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Sunday, 21 September 2014 18:17


Saturday, September 27, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
DPW Facility, 133 Oak Street

(PDF flyer for reference)



  • Brake & Transmission
  • Fluid Antifreeze
  • Car Cleaners & Wax
  • Motor Oil
  • Engine & Radiator Flush
  • Vehicle Batteries
  • Gasoline / Diesel / Kerosene
  • Engine Degreaser


  • Oil Based Paint
  • Wood Strippers
  • Lead / Mercury Paint
  • Spray Paint
  • Turpentine & Paint Thinner
  • Adhesives
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Spray Lubricants
  • Wood Preservatives & Stains Driveway Sealant


  • Flea Control Products
  • Herbicides
  • Fertilizer w/Pesticides
  • Fungicides
  • Ant & Roach/Wasp Spray
  • Insecticides
  • Snail / Slug / Rat Poison
  • No-pest Strips
  • Houseplant Insecticides


  • Home Chemistry Sets
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Silk Screen Inks / Solvents
  • Rubber Cement
  • Shellac & Lacquer
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Solvent Based Glue
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Gun Cleaning Solvents
  • Propane Tanks


  • Drain / Oven / Floor Cleaners
  • Spot Remover
  • Arts & Crafts Supplies
  • Moth Balls
  • Dry Clean Fluid
  • Furniture & Metal Polish
  • Dyes
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Cosmetics
  • Ammonia/Bleach & Disinfectants
  • Mercury
  • Rechargeable Batteries / button cells

STYROFOAM (See details below)


Note: Asbestos heating insulation will be accepted from a residential dwelling, only if it is approved in writing by the Board of Health, and under 3 square/linear feet, doubled bagged, wetted, and labeled. Small asbestos items, such as ironing board covers & brake pads are OK.


  • Latex paint
  • Appliances & CFC's PCB's
  • Biological Waste
  • Garbage
  • Explosive Materials
  • Ammunition
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Fireworks
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Septage
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Tires
  • Sand / Street Sweepings, Absorbent Material
  • Unclassified construction debris: such as siding, shingles, transite board, pipe

Please do not bring empty or nearly empty containers. Empty containers may be disposed of with regular household trash.

How to Package Household Hazardous Wastes For Transportation

  1. Keep all products in original containers.
  2. Make sure all lids and caps are tight.
  3. Place items securely in box for transport.
  4. Use newspaper or cardboard for filler.
  5. Place leaking containers in additional bags.
  6. Label all boxes and bags.
  7. Do not leave material in unvented vehicle.
  8. Do not smoke near chemicals.


At the drop-off site, be prepared to stay in your vehicle through the whole transfer process. Upon arrival, you will be directed to a reception area where you will be required to show proof of residency. The type and amount of waste that you have brought will also be checked at that time. You will then be directed to a collection area, where your wastes will be removed from your vehicle. Finally, you will be directed toward the exit.

NEW for 2014:

Latex paint is no longer accepted!

Latex paint can be disposed of as trash if dry. To dry small amounts, remove lid and let the paint dry in the can. For larger amounts, mix in kitty litter or pour one-inch layers of paint in a cardboard box lined with a plastic bag. Stir the paint occasionally to speed drying. Put completely dried paint in the trash.

Prescription Medications

The Westborough Police Department will be present to collect prescription medications.

Do not flush your discarded medications down the drain!


As of July 1, 2012 household sharps (needles, lancets, etc..) may no longer be disposed of in the household trash. Westborough residents may bring sharps to the Fire Department (42 Milk Street) between 8AM and 6 PM seven days a week. Sharps must be brought to the facility in a sharps container.




 SHARPS (needles, lancets/syringes) -- see above



Items Accepted:

  • Packing blocks
  • Produce and meat trays with this symbol
  • Take-out containers (please rinse)
  • Trays and egg cartons
  • White insulation sheets
  • Hot cups such as Dunkin Donuts, etc.,

Items Not Accepted:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Soft foam such as pipe insulation
  • Biodegradable produce and meat trays
  • Corn-based products
  • Soft foam pads
  • Blue or Pink insulation sheets, unless in full size sheets

Visit refoamit.com for a more comprehensive list of accepted Styrofoam items. Packing Peanuts will be taken to UPS for reuse.

Common Questions

  1. Will any material be refused? Yes. The contractors reserve the right to refuse any material which is not deemed acceptable by the managing site chemist.
  2. What if I can't identify a material? Keep materials in the original containers when possible. A chemist will be present to help with difficult identification.
  3. Will I have to wait in line? Yes. Expect a wait. The DPW gate will open at 7:30 am. Please do not arrive before 7:30 am. The gate will close promptly at 12 noon.
  4. Will I be charged a fee? No, unless you have an unusually large quantity from one household. Contact Health Director Steven Baccari before September 19, at 366-3045 for details.
  5. Do I have to prove I live in Westborough? Yes. Bring your driver's license.
  6. Are businesses excluded from participating? Yes. Only household hazardous waste will be accepted.
  7. Can I bring a neighbor's materials? Yes. Bring a list of the neighbor's materials, and include their name, address, and phone number.
  8. Should I bring empty or nearly empty containers? No. It is o.k. to put these in your regular trash. Please do not bring empty containers to the collection day.
    Please remember, the "best" method of disposal for paints, solvents, cleaners, unrestricted pesticides, hobby supplies, pool chemicals, auto supplies, etc., is proper use. If these types of products are not banned, restricted, or outdated, use according to their label instructions or give to a neighbor to use.


Town of Westborough

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where: DPW Facility, 133 Oak St.

Be Prepared to Present Proof of Residency

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:00