Household Hazardous Waste Day


Volpe Transportation Center - 125 Munroe St

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Michael Orr


Calendar event imageHousehold Hazardous Waste
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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