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)
- Flares, Ammunition
- PCB Oils
- Bulk Chemicals/Oil
- Medical/Biological Waste, including 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 that have a valid permit. Or at the Framingham Police Department, 1 William Welch Way.
Sharps should be placed in a sealed container that is puncture and leakproof, such as a coffee can or soda bottle. They should NOT be placed in glass containers, paper, or plastic bags.