Hazardous Waste

To schedule a pick-up of Appliances, Scrap Metal, TVs and Monitors call (617) 376-7556 at least 2 full business days before your regular trash pick-up day.

Quincy residents can participate in our Household Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled twice a year--once in the spring and once in the fall. Proof of residency is required (driver's license or tax bill). Not for commercial disposal.

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days 2019
** The Event Originally Scheduled for October 5 has been postponed.  The new date is October 12. **

October 12, 2019
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

55 Sea St, Quincy, MA
Proof of residency required

What To Bring

Aerosol cans (accepted year round)
Artist Supplies
Brake Fluid
Car Wax, Polish
Car batteries
Carburetor Cleaner
Chemical Fertilizers
Chemistry Sets
Drain and Toilet Cleaner
Driveway Sealer
Engine Degreaser
Fiberglass Resin
Flea Control Products
Floor and Metal Poish
Fluorescent and Swirly Light bulbs
Furniture Polish
Hobby Supplies
Latex Paint
Mercury items*
Motor Oil
Moth Balls
Ni-cad, Lithium batteries (accepted year round)
Oil based paint/varnish/stain
Oven Cleaner
Paint Strippers/Cleaners
Photo Chemicals
Roofing Tar
Rubber Cement/Airplane Glue
Rug and Upholstery Cleaner
Spot Remover
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Turpentine/paint thinner
Transmission Fluid
Weed Killers
Wood Preservatives
Waste fuels: kerosene/gasoline
Moth balls
Wood preservatives

How To Bring It

  • Leave material in original containers
  • Tighten caps and lids
  • Sort and pack separately; oil paint, pesticides, and household cleaners
  • Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes
  • Pack your car and drive directly to the site
  • NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous materials

What Not To Bring

Commercial or industrial waste
Explosives/combustible engines
Fire extinguishers
Infectious/biological waste
Prescription medicines/syringes
Radioactive Smoke detectors

Mercury is a toxic metal . *State law bans the disposal of products containing mercury in the trash. When Mercury is released into the air (by trash incinerators, landfills and wastewater discharges) it can accumulate in people and wildlife. Children and fetuses are particularly vulnerable, because it can damage their developing nervous systems.**

Bring your Mercury containing items to Clean Harbors, 1 Hill Ave., Braintree, 781-380-7100.
Button Batteries
Neon Lamps
Barometers Flow Meters
Switches and Relays
Fluorescent Lamps
CFL (swirly bulbs)
Ni-cad and Lithium batteries

** MA Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Prevention, 2008