Hazardous Waste

Safely dispose of hazardous household waste and other items on specific dates at the Recycling and Disposal Facility. Hazardous Waste Collection Day is an important component in Wellesley's environmentally responsible approach to integrated solid waste management. 

A household hazardous waste collection event was successfully held on Sunday September 12th 2021 which resulted in collecting waste from 335 cars.

The next household hazardous waste collection event will most likely be held 2022, please check back for updates.



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
  • Over the Counter Medicines
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Paint Thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Photography Chemicals
  • Polishes & Wood Preservatives
  • Rodent Killers
  • 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
  • Needles and Syringes*
  • PCBs
  • Pharmaceuticals & Prescription Medicines**
  • Pressure-sensitive Materials
  • Radioactives*
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Spot Removers
  • Unidentifiable Wastes
* Contact the Fire Department for disposal advice.
General Business: 781-235-1300
**Contact the Police Department for disposal advice.
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
General Business: 781-235-1212