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Board of Health to Hold Hazardous Waste Collection

Do you have any unused hazardous materials lying around your house, garage or shed that you’d like to get rid of as part of spring cleaning?

The Burlington Board of Health will be conducting their semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Francis Wyman Elementary School.

This collection event is for Burlington residents only and provides an opportunity for proper disposal and recycling of household quantities of hazardous materials. Proof of residency will be required.

Hazardous waste materials that will be accepted include:

  • Full Aerosol cans –  (Empty cans can be placed in curbside recycling bin)
  • Automotive products – Oil, brake fluid, car wax, gasoline, antifreeze, engine degreaser.
  • Batteries, Lead acid, button cell, nickel-cadmium and lithium.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs. Tubes and energy saving compacts. Transport in box or case.
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Household chemicals
  • Driveway sealants and roofing tars
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Mercury and mercury containing products
  • Paint and stains. Oil-based only.
  • Pesticides – including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, fertilizer with pesticides, snail/slug/rat poison.
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Thinners and solvents – turpentine, paint stripper, paint thinner, degreaser and other toxic cleaning products.

Latex paint, tires, radioactive materials, alkaline batteries, construction materials, medical sharps, and expired/unwanted medications will NOT be accepted. However, there are sharp kiosks available at the Burlington Fire and Police Departments.

Oversized amounts, such as truck or dumpster loads of materials, will not be accepted.

For more information click here or call 781-270-1955.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are special instructions in place. They include:

  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of the virus.
  • Wear a facemask.
  • Stay in your vehicle with the windows up.
  • Place the materials in the back of your vehicle without any other items you don’t want thrown away.