Westford Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information

Our next Hazardous Waste Collection is scheduled for May 8, 2021 (pre-registration is required).

To pre-register for the event, fill out the pre-registration form by May 1, 2021. 

Additional Information: 

  • Pre-registration is required for this year's event to manage the expected high volume of participation and to minimize wait times.
  • This event is for Westford households only (not businesses).
  • There is a fee of $30 or $50 per vehicle (depending on volume). Residents are encouraged to consolidate with friends and neighbors to save time and money.
  • Refer to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event flyer for details and instructions on how to safely transport waste to the event.  
  • If you need assistance with pre-registering or have other questions about this event, please reach out to the Westford Recycling Commission: 

Other Options for Safely Disposing of Hazardous Waste

Westford residents also have access to the following options for safely disposing of Household Hazardous Waste.

  1. Participate in other regional town HHW collections: Click this LINK for a list of other towns' Hazardous Waste Collections that are open to Westford residents
  2. Clean Harbors in Braintree, Massachusetts (781-380-7177)
  3. NEDT in Sutton, Massachusetts (866-769-1621)

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at this time non-members (the Town of Westford is not a member community) cannot utilize services at the Minuteman Household Hazardous Products Regional Facility in Lexington, MA to dispose hazardous household waste until further notice. For questions you may contact them at (781) 274-8334.

General Information on Household Hazardous Waste

DEP Hazardous Waste Regulations, 310 CMR 30.104: "Household Waste means any waste materials generated in the normal course of household activities..."  Examples include:

General Household Materials

  • Acids (corrosives)
  • Aerosol cans (excluding empty cans)
  • Art supplies
  • Batteries - Alkaline batteries manufactured before 1994 and all NiCad, button, zinc and lithium batteries  **
  • Chemistry set chemicals
  • Fiberglass resins 
  • Furniture, floor, metal polishes and strippers 
  • Hobby supplies (rubber cement, airplane glue etc.)
  • Mercury containing devices (switches, thermostats, fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent bulbs (energy efficient bulbs), broken fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, blood pressure equipment)
  • Moth balls/crystals
  • Oil paint and paint thinners, varnish, stain and shellac (no Latex Paint is allowed)
  • Paint Strippers
  • Photography chemicals
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Solvent adhesives
  • Turpentine and other paint solvents
  • Wood preservatives   Bathroom Products
  • Hair dye
  • Nail polish remover
  • Toilet cleaners 

Laundry Materials

  • Brighteners
  • Chlorine bleach 
  • Spot removers 
  • Spray starch 
  • Whiteners

Kitchen Materials

  • Drain cleaners 
  • Lighter fluids 
  • Oven cleaners 

Lawn and Garden Materials

  • Cesspool cleaners (corrosives) 
  • Flammable liquids/Gasoline 
  • Flea and tick powders 
  • Fire starters 
  • Fungicides 
  • Herbicides 
  • Insecticides 
  • No-pest strips 
  • Pesticides 
  • Poisons 
  • Pool chemicals 
  • Propane tanks, empty or partially empty, up to 20 lbs*, ** 

Automotive Products 

  • Antifreeze 
  • Batteries (autos, motorcycles, etc.)*, **
  • Brake fluid 
  • Carburetor cleaner 
  • Radiator flush
  • Solvents and degreasers 
  • Tire cleaners 
  • Transmission fluid 
  • Waste fuels (gasoline, kerosene, etc.)

*May be additional cost. Contact community for more information.

 Do Not Bring:

  • Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives 
  • Asbestos 
  • Commercial hazardous waste 
  • Construction waste/building materials  
  • CRT’s, CPU’s, computer monitors, television sets etc.  
  • Empty aerosol cans 
  • Fire extinguishers 
  • Gas cylinders
  • Infectious or biological wastes - medical waste can be dropped off on scheduled collection days
  • Latex Paint - dried out latex paint can be disposed of with your regular trash curbside
  • Medicines or syringes - medical waste can be dropped off on scheduled collection days
  • Motor oil (please bring to the AutoZone on Drum Hill Road in Chelmsford or other location that accepts used motor oil)
  • PCB’s
  • Propane tanks  
  • Radioactive materials 
  • Smoke Detectors 
  • Tires