Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Spring 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Poster (PDF)

Important COVID-19 Instructions

  • Do Not attend if you are ill or have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Wear a face covering/mask while in your vehicle unless you can not due to a medical/disabling condition.
  • Remain in your vehicle with windows closed at all times.
  • Place the HHW in the rear of the vehicle. Regular vehicles: HHW in the trunk. Trucks: HHW in the bed. SUVs/hatchbacks: HHW at the rear of the vehicle.
  • Do not have any non-waste items in or around the HHW so the waste can be easily identified.

Protecting public health and the environment remains our highest priority and we look forward to resuming this beneficial program in a way that is safe for everyone.

Please Note

Can't Attend?

Please contact the Burlington Board of Health at 781-270-1955 for current options.

Curbside Recycling

For information on curbside recycling of plastic, glass, aluminum and newspaper, please contact the Department of Public Works at 781-270-1670 or visit the Trash and Recycling page.

  1. Items to Bring
  2. Items to Not Bring
  3. Transporting Waste

Items to Bring

  • Full Aerosol cans (empty cans can be placed in curbside recycling bin)
  • Automotive products, such as:
    • Antifreeze
    • Brake fluid
    • Car wax
    • Engine degreaser
    • Gasoline
    • Oil
  • Batteries
    • Button cell
    • Lead acid
    • Lithium
    • Nickel-cadmium
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (tubes and energy saving compacts)
    • Transport in box or case; do not tape together
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Mercury and mercury containing products
  • Paint (oil-based only)
  • Pesticides, including:
    • Fertilizer with pesticides
    • Fungicides
    • Herbicides
    • Insecticides
    • Snail/slug/rat poison
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Thinners and solvents, such as:
    • Degreaser
    • Paint stripper
    • Paint thinner
    • Turpentine