2013 Household Hazardous Waste Day
Each Fall the City hosts a Household Hazardous Waste Day for
residents. This year it will be held Saturday September 28, rain or shine. Residents are asked to schedule an
appointment to bring their materials to the DPW yard. The Recycling Department will begin accepting appointments beginning September 4th.
Gloucester residents are allowed to bring up to 25 pound or gallons of material at no cost. If you exceed 25 pounds or gallons, and additional fee will be accessed and payable to Clean Harbors. For up to 10 gallons or pounds over it is $24, for 10-25 gallons or pounds over the charge is $44.
Please understand that we can only accept hazardous materials when Clean Harbors is on site, early drop offs will not be allowed.
From the House:
- Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
- Fiberglass Resins
- Photo Chemicals
- Chemistry Sets
- Furniture Polish
- Floor & Metal Polish
- Oven Cleaner
- Fluorescent Bulbs
- Mercury bearing wastes
- Drain & Toilet Cleaner
- Spot Remover
- Rug & Upholstery Cleaner
- Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies
From the Yard:
Poisons, Insecticides, Fungicides
Flea Control Products
From the Workbench:
Oil Based Paints ONLY
- Stains & Varnishes
- Wood Preservatives (except Penta)
- Paint Strippers/Thinners
From the Garage:
- Car batteries
- Engine Degreaser
- Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner
- Transmission Fluid
- Car Wax, Polishes
- Driveway Sealer
- Roofing Tar
- Swimming Pool Chemicals
What Not To Bring!
- LATEX PAINT (pop lid, let dry, throw in trash)
- Empty Containers/Trash
- Commercial or Industrial Waste
- Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors
- Infectious & Biological Wastes
- Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than propane)
- Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives
- Fire Extinguishers
- Prescription Medicines/Syringes
How Can I Safely Transport These Hazardous Materials?
- Leaving 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 MIX CHEMICALS.
- Pack your car and drive directly to the site.
- NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material.