Saturday, October 22, 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.