Household Hazardous Waste

 The City of Fitchburg is now part of a Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day event which allows Fitchburg residents access to 8 HHW days!  See the details below!

Below is a list of items that are considered hazardous and can be brought to the event:
Antifreeze  Dry gas Automotive fluids     Motor Oil 
Gasoline  Car batteries  Engine degreaser    Kerosene
Disinfectants  DDT  Rodent killers Herbicides
Insect pump spray  Pesticides Flea killers  Spot removers/solvents
Septic tank cleaners Muriatic acid Moth balls Drain cleaners  
Toilet bowl cleaners Art/photography supplies  Lead acid batteries Rechargeable batteries
Button batteries  Creosote  Chemistry sets  Fluorescent bulbs
Metal polish (Nickel-Cadmium) Thermostats Thermometers Oil paint
Marine Paint Wood preservative Furniture polish Varnishes

Latex paint is not a hazardous material but it needs to be dried out before putting it with the rubbish.

The 2019 Household Hazardous Waste collection schedule is as follows:

Saturday June 22, 2019 and November 9, 2019  9:00am to 12:00pm
Landfill, 101 Fitchburg Road (RT 31 S)
Saturday June 13, 2019 and November 16, 2018  9:00am to 12:00pm
Gardner Landfill, 744 West Street, Gardner MA
(Fitchburg Residents are eligible to use this facility free of charge)

Leominster DPW garage, 109 Graham Street, Leominster MA from 9:00am to 12:00pm
(Fitchburg residents are eligible to use this facility for a fee, cash or credit card only)
Questions can be directed to 603-878-4108

Registration is no longer required, however proof of residency will be necessary at the site, any questions may be directed to Frank Sepiol, Environmental Protection Manager at (978) 355-6821 (office) or (413) 519-3916 (cell). 
There is a 50 gallon limit and only 5 gallons of gasoline per vehicle.

Transport your materials safely:  Leave materials in original containers, do not mix chemicals.  Use sturdy boxes, not bags, t
to pack your materials. Do not smoke near the materials.

Businesses or non-residents may participate as a Very Small Quantity Generator for a fee.  Businesses must provide their Very Small Generator Registration at the event. Pre-approval needed by the Environmental Protection Manager @ (413) 519-3916.
Inventory list may be faxed to 978-355-6317 or e-mailed to

Contractor reserves the right to reject unacceptable materials.

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