Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day in Boston: June 22

The Household Hazardhouse Waste Collection will take place on Saturday, May 18 at the West Elementary School from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This Saturday, June 22, is one of two days this summer in which Boston residents can drop off household hazardous waste to be disposed of for free. 

Residents may bring up to 50 pounds of products labeled toxic, flammable, reactive, corrosive, or poisonous, such as: oil-based paint, motor oil, pesticides, solvents, glues, bleach or ammonia-based cleaners, weed killers, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, car batteries, and used motor oil. Click for a full list of what you can and can’t bring

Note: Latex or acrylic (water-based) paints are no longer accepted at hazardous waste days. They are not hazardous and can be safely disposed at home.

Residents must be prepared to show proof of residency in order to be able to drop anything off. 

The hazardous waste dropoff location on Saturday is the University of Massachusetts Parking Lot D, Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

If you miss the June 22nd hazardous disposal day, the next one is on June 29th at the West Roxbury Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner St, West Roxbury, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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