Household Hazardous Waste

Hamilton-Wenham’s Annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Date is Saturday, September 07, 2024 9:00am-Noon.

Checks Only Payable to: Town of Hamilton

2024 Solid Waste Calendar

Inquiries: 978-626-5227



This event is run by a private company that charges a fee for taking away the HHW items.

If you are not able to attend the Hamilton HHW day, Clean Harbors, Inc. will dispose of your hazardous materials for a fee. Please contact them directly at 781-380-7100.


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What Will They Take?

From the Workbench: From the Garage:  
Oil Based Paints Fuels/Gasoline/ Kerosene
Stains & Varnishes Engine Degreaser
Wood Preservatives Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner
Paint Strippers/Thinners Transmission Fluid
Solvent Adhesives Car Wax, Polishes
Lighter Fluid Driveway Sealer
Roofing Tar
From the House: Swimming Pool Chemicals
Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue Motor Oil
Fiberglass Resins
Aerosol Cans From the Yard:
Photo Chemicals Weed Killer
Furniture Polish Chemical Fertilizers
Floor & Metal Polish Flea Control Products
Oven Cleaner Moth Balls
Drain & Toilet Cleaner Poisons, Insecticides, Fungicides
Spot Remover
Rug & Upholstery Cleaner
Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies
Chemistry Sets

Fees (charged in 2023):

$78.00 (full car load) for up to 25 gallons or 25 pounds for HW
$47.00  (half car load) for up to 10 gallons or 10 pounds for HW
$39.00 (quarter car full) for up to 3 gallons or 3 pounds for HW

What Not to Bring?

Empty Containers/Trash/Electronic Waste/Appliances
Commercial or Industrial Waste
Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors
Infectious & Biological Wastes
Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives
Fire Extinguishers
Organic Peroxides
Propane tanks (contact retail distributor for disposal)
Latex or Acrylic Paint *

*Latex or Acrylic Paint is NOT hazardous – Please solidify by removing lid to allow paint to dry and dispose of the hardened paint with your regular trash NOT RECYCLABLES

How Can I Safely Transport Hazardous Materials?

  • Leave materials in original containers.
  • Tighten Caps and lids.
  • Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides, and household cleaners.
  • Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper.
  • NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material

How do I dispose of smoke detectors?


What About Prescriptions?

The Hamilton Police Department holds an annual National Take Back Prescription Day, usually in October.

More info available at https://www.drugs.com/article/medication-disposal.html