Hazardous Waste

Note: Our Hazardous Waste drop-off is closed for the season and will re-open on Tuesday May 1, 2018.

To find out how to dispose of hazardous waste, please click on this link: http://brooklinema.gov/1239/Brookline-Sanitation-Recycling#

As a reminder, 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: Please see below for a detailed description on how to properly dispose of latex paint. 
  • Non-hazardous materials
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs)
  • Prescription medicines – can be taken to the Brookline Police Station
  • Radioactive waste
  • Smoke detectorscan be placed in the trash

Many residents come to dispose latex/acrylic paint. We do not dispose of latex/acrylic paint at hazardous waste drop-off days. 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 with the lid off)  inside your trash carts on your collection day. The lid must be off!

NOTE: NO LATEX PAINT

How to Transport Materials Safely

  • Leave materials in original container
  • Tighten caps and lids
  • Sort and pack separately
  • Never mix chemicals
  • Do not place hazardous 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
    7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    May be closed due to inclement weather


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