Household Hazardous Waste

Next Collection Date

September 7, 2019

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
Do not dispose of any of these items in your regular trash pick up or down the storm drains!
  • Used Motor Oil and Used Car Batteries: These items can be brought to the DPW Garage located at 1000 Suffield Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Latex Paint: Paint must be dried up to be collected.  Completely dried paint may be disposed of in the trash. Keep covers off, place cans and loose covers in trash bag.  Bags must be in trash cart to be collected.    If left outside of the trash cart, opened cans must be placed in a town overflow bag to be collected.
  • Propane Tanks: Not accepted at HHW Day

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