Household Hazardous Waste

Next Collection Date
September 12, 2020 
By appointment only! The Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin taking appointments beginning August 17, 2020.. Appointments are required to help with traffic control and limit the wait time for residents..  Please make your appointment prior to attending the event.

PLEASE NOTE - Due to COVID19 and the safety of our employees, residents must transport all HHW in the trunk or back seat of their vehicle.  Please do not transport in front seat and hand out window.  Residents must wear a mask and remain in their vehicles  when on town property and in line to drop off materials. 

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 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.

Pre-registration is required at all events. Please call 413-821-0624
Rescheduled 6/13/20
Chicopee 115 Baskin Dr/DPW
South Hadley/Granby 10 Industrial Drive
Northampton Smith Vocational High School
NOTE:  All dates set after June 30th are currently tentative. 
TBD Amherst To Be Determined
9/12/2020 Agawam DPW Yard (1000 Suffield Street)
9/26/2020 Greenfield (FCSWMD Towns) Greenfield Community College
9/26/2020 Orange (FCSWMD Towns) Orange Transfer Station
10/3/2020 Chicopee 115 Baskin Dr/DPW
10/24/2020 Westhampton  (HRMC Towns) Westhampton DPW
Fall 2020 TBD West Springfield 430 Westfield St.