Save the date: Household Hazardous Waste Day – October 16

Each fall Southborough holds a Household Hazardous Waste Day at the Transfer Station, and this year it will be on October 16.

You’ll be able to drop off most types of household hazardous waste as long as it has a label. You’re not permitted to dump hazardous waste that’s not “residential by nature,” meaning materials like asbestos, explosives, radioactive materials, and PCBs.

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

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 exception is CRTs which cost a minimum of $10 to recycle.

(Photo posted to flickr by Bree Bailey)

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John Butler
13 years ago

Is it all day on the 16th or only part of the day? (Some years it has only been half-day.)

Greg Leedberg
13 years ago

What’s the proper way in Southborough to get rid of old motor oil? I thought I saw that there’s no place at the transfer station for it, and that it’s not one of the wastes accepted at hazardous waste day.

13 years ago

I missed HW day. Anyone know what I can do with my paints, lawn chemicals & batteries?


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