This widely attended event allows local residents the opportunity to bring household hazardous waste, enamel paints, pesticides, antifreeze, batteries and much more FREE of CHARGE for disposal. The Hazardous Waste Day is an annual public service provided by the Seekonk Board of Health.
All registrants will be assigned an approved time slot on a first-come, first-served basis. The Board of Health reserve the right to close event, once the allowable threshold has been met. ID will be required as this is a Seekonk Residents only event. No materials will be accepted from businesses.
Why have a collection for Household Hazardous Waste?
Many household items contain hazardous substances that pose health and environmental risk. These substances can leach into the ground water if poured down the drain, thrown in the trash or dumped directly onto the ground. At our collection day. hazardous household products will be sorted by category, properly packed in drums by a licensed hauler, and disposed of by the method appropriate to the category. The expense of holding a collection day is considerable, please discriminate about what you bring to be packed and hauled away.
What to Bring:
- Oil based paints, stains and varnishes ( no latex will be accepted), paint thinners, solvents, strippers, wood preservatives, solvent adhesive and wood tar.
- Waste Fuels ( no motor oil to be accepted); kerosene, gasoline, engine degreaser, carburetor cleaner, brake fluid, car wax and polishes and antifreeze.
- Poisons, insecticides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, weed killer, mothballs, no pest strips, flea powder, driveway sealer and charcoal lighter fluid.
- Rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resin, photo chemicals, chemistry sets, furniture polish, floor & metal polish, oven, toilet & drain cleaners, rug & upholstery cleaners and swimming pool chemicals.
- Ni-Cad, button, rechargeable and lithium batteries.
- Compressed gas cylinders
- Automobile/Motorcycle Batteries
- Florescent light bulbs
What Not to Bring:
- Latex Paint; can be disposed of safely in the trash. Pack the can with crumpled newspaper to absorb the remainder or allow this paint to dry out. Then secure the lid and place with regular trash disposal.
- Empty Containers; are not hazardous and must be disposed of with regular trash disposal.
- Waste Motor Oil; Since 1973, The Massachusetts Used Oil Return Law required that each motor oil retailer establish a storage unit and accept used oil from customers presenting proof of purchase. A retailer is obligated to accept, free of charge, up tp 2 gallons a day from any one customer.
- Smoke Detectors; should be returned to the manufacturer for proper disposal.
- Commercial/Industrial waste from businesses or contractors.
- Ammunition, Explosives or Fireworks; Please contact the Seekonk Fire Department at 5008-336-8510 for information regarding disposal.
- Tires; Please contact the Seekonk Department of Public Works regarding disposal.
- Computer or Electronics: Please contact the Seekonk Department of Public Works regarding disposal or visit http://mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/recycle/reduce/electronics-recycling.html
- Sharps, Needles, Syringes and Lancet; Please contact the Seekonk Board of Health at 508-336-2950 to schedule disposal of these items.
- Medication; Unused/unwanted medication can be disposed of at the Seekonk Police Department located at 500 Taunton Ave. There is a receptacle located in the main lobby.