Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day


The City of Gloucester will be holding its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9AM-12 Noon at the Department of Public Works, (DPW) 28 Poplar Street. The event, which will be held rain or shine, provides residents with the opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible manner. There is no charge for Gloucester residents to dispose of hazardous waste up to a maximum of 25 pounds or 25 gallons and anything over this amount will require a payment to Clean Harbors (checks only – 0-10 gallons over – $24, 10-25 gallons over $46.500. Contractors may not use Household Hazardous Waste Day to dispose of materials.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services will be on site September, 24th to accept oil-based paints (no latex paint), varnishes, pesticides, gasoline, and other household hazardous chemicals. In addition, residents may dispose of mercury-containing waste, including car batteries, thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent lamps at no cost. For this Saturday only we will not be accepting tires or scrap metal.

A full list of accepted materials may be obtained from the Department of Public Works (978-281-9785), or you may find the information on the City of Gloucester’s Website ( Clean Harbors will not be accepting commercial/industrial waste, latex paint, ammunition, asbestos, radioactive material, fire extinguishers, or medical or biological wastes.

Upon registering you will be sent a letter to use as your ticket into the event. Pre-registration and proof of residency is required. Cut off for registration is Friday, Sept. 26 at 11am.

To ensure safety, please adhere to the following handling procedures: leave materials in original labeled containers; tighten caps and lids; place containers in sturdy upright boxes rather than in garbage bags; avoid smoking while handling hazardous materials. Most importantly, do not mix chemicals.

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