Bring your household hazardous waste to the Transfer Station on Saturday

by susan on October 15, 2010

Saturday is Southborough’s annual household hazardous waste day. You can bring a variety of hazardous stuff that might be floating around your garage or basement — car batteries, pool chemicals, weed killers, and more — to the Transfer Station from 9:00 am to noon. Check this flyer for a complete list of what they will and will not accept.

There’s no limit to the amount of material you can bring, but they won’t accept containers larger than five gallons. All material must be labeled.

You have to have a valid Transfer Station sticker to take part in Hazardous Waste Day, but other than the cost of the sticker, there is no additional charge for most items. The exceptions are computer monitors and TVs which cost anywhere from $10 to $35 to recycle.

In the past the town has had a fixed budget for the hazardous waste disposal, and once they hit their limit they stop accepting more even if it’s before the noon stop time. I’m not sure if it’s the same system this year, but best to get their early just in case.

1 Greg October 15, 2010 at 8:01 AM

I notice the flyer says you can’t bring motor oil. What is the proper disposal method for motor oil in Southborough?

2 Al Hamilton October 15, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Any place you purchase motor oil from is required to take used oil in return. It is not often advertised.

I have been going to CAP in Marlborough where I buy motor oil.

3 John Kendall October 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM

You should bring your used oil back to where you purchased it. I know CAP in Marlborough takes oil, but I’m not sure if there is a charge.

4 C. Nicholas Ellis October 15, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Ellis Imports, Inc. – a local automotive repair facility situated right in downtown Southborough – is always welcome to dispose of your used engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, etc. so long as it is free of contaminants such as water or engine coolant. We use engine oil, etc. as a fuel source in our waste-oil burner to heat our facility. There is no charge involved, so feel free to stop by during business hours.

We are located at 12 Newton Street, before the Southborough Medical Center (if heading towards Framingham Road) on the same side. Business hours are between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM Monday through Friday (excluding some holidays). You may contact us at (508) 485-1430.

5 Jeff October 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Either state or federal law states that the organzation that sold the oil must take back the old oil. It must be in the origanal container it was purchased in. Some stores may require a reciept. Walmart did not ask me for a reciept when I returned some.

6 John Kendall October 15, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Looked this up on the web…………

http://www.mass.gov/dep/recycle/hazardous/motoroil.htm

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