Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day


Danehy Park, Field Street Lot (enter via Fern St.)

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Michael Orr


Public Works holds up to four Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Days per year for Cambridge residents only. You must bring proof of residency. If you have no proof of residency or are property managers bringing more than 25 pounds or 25 gallons from a Cambridge residential building, please email in advance. 

All events are from 9am - 1pm. Click on site name for map. 

 April 6, 2019   Volpe Transportation Center (near 125 Munroe St)
 June 8, 2019  Field Street Lot at Danehy Park (enter via Fern St)
 September 7, 2019  Field Street Lot at Danehy Park (enter via Fern St)
 November 2, 2019  Field Street Lot at Danehy Park (enter via Fern St)

Accepted Items:

  • Batteries: Vehicle & Non-Alkaline
  • Car Fluids: Antifreeze, Brake, Engine Degreaser, Transmission
  • Car Tires (max four per household)
  • Chemicals: Cleaners, Glues, Removers, Photography & Swimming Pool
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Mercury Items: Thermometers & Thermostats
  • Paints: Oil-Based & Latex
  • Poisons: Insecticides, Pesticides & Weed Killers
  • Prescription Medicines (also accepted year-round at Police Dept. 125 Sixth St)
  • Propane Cylinders (20 lbs. or less only)
  • Waste Fuels: Antifreeze, Gasoline, Kerosene, Sterno & Motor Oil (motor oil also accepted year-round at DPW)

Items NOT Accepted:

  • NO Alkaline Batteries
  • NO Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives & Road Flares (call Police Explosive Ordinance Unit (Bomb Squad) at 617-349-3300)
  • NO Asbestos (requires proper disposal)
  • NO Bleach or Ammonia
  • NO Commercial/Industrial Waste
  • NO Construction Debris
  • NO Empty Aerosol Cans
  • NO Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • NO Infectious or Biological Waste
  • NO Radioactive Waste
  • NO Smoke Detectors
  • NO Syringes
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Page was last modified on 7/24/2019 2:13 PM
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