Household Hazardous Waste

Next Collection Date
September 12, 2020 - Tentative Date
By appointment only! The Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin taking appointments during the month of August 2019. Appointments are required to help with traffic control and limit the wait time for residents. Please make your appointment prior to attending the event.

What Items Are Hazardous Waste?

From the House

  • Button Batteries
  • Drain\Toilet Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Furniture Polish
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Rubber Cement
  • Rug\Upholstery Cleaner

From the Garage

  • Antifreeze
  • Car Wax\Polish
  • Driveway Sealers
  • Engine De-greaser
  • Gasoline\Kerosene
  • Roofing Tar

From the Workbench

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Paint Stripper\Thinner
  • Stains\Varnishes
  • Wood Preservative

From the Yard

  • Chemical Fertilizers
  • Flea Control Products
  • Insecticides\Fungicides
  • No-Pest Strips
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Weed Killers
What NOT to bring:
  • Empty Containers - empty paint cans may be thrown in your trash
  • Commercially generated waste
  • Radioactive Wastes / Smoke Detectors
  • Biological Wastes
  • Explosives / Ammunition
  • Prescription Medicines / Syringes
  • Propane Tanks
  • Insulation
  • Asbestos
  • Electronics
Used Motor Oil and Car Batteries - May be brought to the DPW Garage, 1000 Suffield Street, Monday - Friday, 8am - 3pm

Need answers to commonly asked questions regarding household hazardous waste? Try searching the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection website.

Community Events

Residents unable to attend the scheduled event on Saturday, September 7th in Agawam, please contact the DPW at 413-821-0624 to inquire about drop-off options at one of the following surrounding community events or visit New England Disposal Technologies HHW Collection Center in Westfield; Monday/Wednesday 9AM-4PM or Saturday,  9am - 1pm.  Visit or call 866-769-1621 for more information.

4/27/2019 Chicopee 9AM-Noon
5/11/2019 South Hadley/Granby 9 AM-Noon
5/18/2019 Northampton 9AM-Noon
8/24/2019 Amherst 9AM-Noon
9/7/2019 Agawam 9AM-Noon
10/5/2019 Chicopee 9AM-Noon
11/2/2019 West Springfield 9AM-Noon