Please review new guidelines in place for 2022 HHW Day event
Waste will only be accepted from pickup truck beds, trunks and the back of SUVs (Material from the seats of vehicles or materials handed to us from residents CANNOT be accepted.)
Containers will NOT be returned – this includes but is not limited to gas containers and storage totes
Any resident who attempts to or exits a car will be asked to leave
Residents are expected to wear a mask at drop off
The town sponsors one Household Hazardous Waste collection event each year for all Needham residents at no charge. A driver’s license or RTS disposal sticker are required as proof of residency. No materials will be accepted from commercial operations.
The Town of Needham has also entered into reciprocal agreements with 12 other local municipalities for Household Hazardous Waste collection. A fee will be assessed when bringing hazardous waste to a town where you are not a resident. Please view the details here: Reciprocal Household Hazardous Waste Locations (PDF)
Paint and related products ARE NOT accepted at the same location as the HHW event. All residents may bring paint and related products to the Paint Collection event held on the 3rd Saturday of the month April - October at the Recycling & Transfer Station (RTS). RTS Stickers are required for these events.
Examples of Items to Bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Day
Small quantities of products that in normal usage are disposed of in the trash or down the drain do not need to be brought to a HHW event for disposal if disposed of as intended.
Air conditioning refrigerant
Anti-freeze (bring to RTS)
Artist supplies (large quantities)
Asbestos (must dampened also double wrapped in heavy duty contractors bag)
Bleach cleaner (large quantities)
Brake and transmission fluid
Car batteries (bring to RTS)
Chemistry kits (labeled toxic)
Fertilizer (large quantities)
Fuel / gasoline / kerosene
Gas or small propane cylinders (less than 20 pounds)
Mineral spirits - used or not in original container