Hazardous Waste

An important component in Wellesley's environmentally responsible approach to integrated solid waste management is the annual Household Hazardous Products Collection Day (First Sunday in May).  A list of commonly accepted and unaccepted items is below.  If you cannot wait for our event, here are links to local drop-off centers:

NEDT – Sutton, MA.  

Minuteman Household Hazardous Products Regional Facility – Lexington, MA. 

Clean Harbors – Braintree, MA. 
Accepted Items
  • Acids
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Air Conditioning Refrigerants
  • Ammonia & Bowl Cleaners
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Bleach
  • Brush Cleaners
  • Bug Killers
  • Chemistry Kits
  • Degreasers
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Flammables
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby Chemicals
  • Household Adhesives
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Solvents
  • Lead-based Paints
  • Needles and Syringes*
  • Over the Counter Medicines
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Paint Thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Photography Chemicals
  • Polishes & Wood Preservatives
  • Rodent Killers
  • Sharps
  • Solvent-based Paints
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Unused Fire Starters
  • Waxes
  • Weed Killers
Unaccepted Items
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Ammunition*
  • Biological or Infections Materials
  • Commercial Hazardous Waste
  • Controlled Substances (Drugs)
  • Dioxin-contaminated Pesticides
  • Empty Containers
  • Explosives*
  • Fireworks*
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Medical Waste
  • PCBs
  • Pharmaceuticals & Prescription Medicines**
  • Pressure-sensitive Materials
  • Radioactives*
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Spot Removers
  • Unidentifiable Wastes
* Contact Fire Department for disposal advice.
**Contact Police Department for disposal advice.