Hazardous Waste

DPW hosts six Household Hazardous Waste collection events annually. If you are cleaning out your house or moving, have left over or old products from a project or job, please bring your hazardous waste to the Collection Center on scheduled collection days for proper disposal.

Hazardous waste collection events are held at the Department of Public Works – Administration Offices, located at 188 Madaket Road, two driveways after the Landfill entrance. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle. DPW Contractors will remove the hazardous materials from your vehicle.

Household and Commercial Hazardous Waste Disposal is FREE at these events.

  • From the Workshop

  • Enamel
  • Furniture strippers
  • Oil-based paints
  • Stain and finish
  • Thinners and turpentine
  • Wood preservatives
  • From the Yard and Garden

    • Arsenicals (DDT, arsenic)
    • Chlorinated hydrocarbons
    • Herbicides
    • House plant insecticides
    • Organo phosphates
    • Rat and mouse poison
  • Personal Products

    • Hair dyes
    • Home permanents
    • Nail polish and remover
    • Other related items


  • From the Home:

    • Disinfectant
    • Drain cleaner
    • Flea collars and spray
    • Floor and furniture polish
    • Oil-based cleaners
    • Oven cleaner
    • Photographic chemicals
    • Powder or abrasive cleaners
    • Roach and ant killer
    • Rug and upholstery cleaners
    • Silver polish
    • Toilet cleaner
  • From the Car:

    • Antifreeze
    • Brake fluid
    • Transmission fluid
    • Used oil

Not Accepted

Alkaline Batteries, Ammunition, Explosives, Fireworks, Infectious Waste, Latex Paint, Medicines, Propane Tanks, PCB's, Radioactive Materials, Syringes.

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