Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Aerosol Paints
  • Bug Sprays
  • Caustic Cleaners/Degreasers
  • Cleaning Solvents
  • Concentrated Fertilizers
  • Diesel Oil
  • Degreaser
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury-containing Devices
  • Oil, Enamel, or Lead-based Paints 
  • Old Gasoline/Kerosene
  • Paint Thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Pool and Spa Chemicals
  • Rodent Poisons
  • Urethanes

Materials Not Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Day:

  • No latex paint - Latex paint is non-hazardous and may be dried out and disposed of with regular trash.
  • Radioactive waste, including radioactive-type smoke detectors (batteries can be removed and the smoke detector can be disposed of with regular trash)
  • Explosives
  • Gunpowder
  • Flares, Ammunition
  • PCB Oils
  • Bulk Chemicals/Oil
  • Asbestos
  • Medical/Biological Waste, including sharps 

Medical Sharps

Effective July 1, 2012, home medical sharps are banned from disposal in trash or recycling by state law. Home medical sharps include all use and unused/unopened home sharps (hypodermic needles and lancets that result from personal use or use on pets- including Epipens. These items cannot be disposed of in the curbside program.
Medical sharps (needles, syringes, lancets) are accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue, for residents who have a valid permit. Or at the Framingham Police Department, 1 William Welch Way. 

Sharps must be placed in an official 2.0-quart biohazard infections waste sharps container.