Waste district to have household hazardous product collection day

Jul 31, 2020

On Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, Wareham residents can dispose of hazardous household material at the Wareham Department of Public Works Building at 95 Charge Pond Road.

All residents must wear a mask and stay in their vehicle.

The transfer station will accept acids, aerosol cans, ammonia and bowl cleaners, bleach, brush cleaners, bud killers, degreasers, drain cleaners, fertilizers, flammable liquids and solvents, herbicides, household cleaners and solvents, lead-based paints, over the counter medicines, oven cleaners, paint thinner, stains, varnishes, swimming pool chemicals, waxes, weed killer, batteries, anti-freeze, motor oil (20 gallon limit), spent gasoline and products containing mercury (thermometers, thermostats, float switches, etc.)

Commercial or industrial hazardous waste, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs or tubes, latex based paint, tire PCBs, medical waste, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, biological materials radioactive materials and abestos will not be accepted. No sharps or syringes.

A valid transfer station sticker or other proof of residency (tax bill, water or sewer bill, etc.) is required to participate in the household hazardous product collection day events.

The transfer station also regularly accepts fluorescent bulbs and tubes, propane tanks and devices containing mercury.