Hazardous Waste

Note: The 2016 household hazardous waste drop off season will begin in the first week of May. To find out how to dispose of hazardous waste in the meantime, please click on this link: http://brooklinema.gov/1239/Brookline-Sanitation-Recycling#

Also, starting in May 2016, household hazardous recycling drop off days will be every Tuesday (7:30 am- 12:30 pm).


Hazardous waste day gives residents of Brookline a chance to dispose of certain household materials the right way!  

  • Town of Brookline residents only. 
  • Proof of residency is required. 
  • Be prepared to wait. 
  • This is a free drop-off service. 
  • No commercial waste is accepted!
Residents with more than a trunk load must make an appointment during our open season with Ed Gilbert by calling 617-879-4908 or emailing.

Download the Household Hazardous Waste Facility flyer here.


What to Bring                               Hazardous Waste


From the House 

  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaners, spot removers, polishes
  • Filled aerosol can
  • Flea collar products
  • Hobby / artist supplies
  • Light Bulbs, CFLs
  • Mercury containing products
  • Mothballs
  • Oven, drain, and toilet cleaners
  • Photo chemicals
  • TVs, CRTs, and electronics

 From the Yard 

  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Propane tanks
  • Weed killers
 From the Garage

  • Antifreeze and used motor oil
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Car batteries
  • Car polish
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Driveway sealer
  • Engine degreaser
  • Fuels, gasoline, and kerosene
  • Pool chemicals
  • Tires


 From the Workbench

  • Adhesive, glue, and resins
  • Lighter fluid
  • Oil base paints
  • Paint strippers / thinners
  • Sealants
  • Solvents and varnishes
  • Wood preservative

What Not to Bring

  • Ammunition, fireworks, and explosives
  • Asbestos
  • Butane, other flammable gases
  • Commercial / industrial waste
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Construction materials- can be taken to Dedham Transfer (must use a pickup truck) or Jet-A-Way in Boston (http://jawdirect.com/)
  • Empty aerosol cans- can be placed in the trash
  • Empty containers- can be placed in the trash
  • Infectious/ biological wastes
  • Latex paint: Latex paint may be dried out and placed in the trash

NOTE: NO LATEX PAINT

 

Many residents come to dispose latex/acrylic paint. We DO NOT dispose of latex/acrylic paint at hazardous waste. Here is the proper method to disposing of latex/acrylic and any other WATER BASED paints:

1. Add equal parts kitty litter to the paint in the can (one part paint to one part kitty litter). If you have more than a half a can, you can also pour the paint into a lined cardboard box then pour in kitty litter.

2. Stir the kitty litter into the paint until it has an oatmeal-like consistency that will not spill out.

3. Allow the paint and kitty litter mixture to sit for a few days.

Once dry, place the dried paint (in the can) next to your garbage bins on your garbage pick-up day.

  • Non-hazardous materials
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs)
  • Prescription medicines – can be taken to the Brookline Police Station
  • Radioactive waste
  • Smoke detectors- can be placed in the trash

How to Transport Materials Safely

  • Leave materials in original container
  • Tighten caps and lids
  • Sort and pack separately
  • Never mix chemicals
  • Do not place waste in a garbage bag
  • Never smoke while handling hazardous material
  • Put containers in sturdy upright boxes / pad with newspaper



From the Garage

  • Antifreeze and used motor oil
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Car batteries
  • Car polish
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Driveway sealer
  • Engine degreaser
  • Fuels, gasoline, and kerosene
  • Pool chemicals
  • Tires
From the Garage

  • Antifreeze and used motor oil
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Car batteries
  • Car polish
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Driveway sealer
  • Engine degreaser
  • Fuels, gasoline, and kerosene
  • Pool chemicals
  • Tires
From the Workbench

  • Adhesive, glue, and resins
  • Lighter fluid
  • Oil base paints
  • Paint strippers / thinners
  • Sealants
  • Solvents and varnishes
  • Wood preservatives
From the Workbench

  • Adhesive, glue, and resins
  • Lighter fluid
  • Oil base paints
  • Paint strippers / thinners
  • Sealants
  • Solvents and varnishes
  • Wood preservatives
HAZARDOUS

Contact Us

  1. Edward Gilbert
    Email

    Household Hazardous Recycling Drop Off Center
    815 Newton St
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    PH: 617-879-4908

    Tuesday's from May - October 2015
    7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    May be closed due to inclement weather


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