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Motor Oil: Return used oil for recycling to the store from which it was purchased. Retailers are required to accept used oil for recycling (up to 2 gallons per person per day) if it is accompanied by a receipt. (Call the Used Oil Hotline at 617-556-1022 to report retailers who are unwilling to accept used oil from customers with proof of purchase.)

Photo Chemicals: Photographic waste liquids should not be poured down the drain if the drain is connected to the septic system. In sewered areas, developer and rinse solutions may be poured down the drain. bearing fixer waste for recycling and management.

Surplus Paint: (I) If the paint is usable and there is a reasonable quantity, try to donate it to a community service organization or theatre group. (II) Latex paint must be taken to Hazaedous Waste day, which is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, April through November.

E-Waste: By request, computer monitors and TVs will be picked up for recycling on your designated trash/recycling day. Please call 311 to schedule curbside pickup. All other accepted E-waste may be dropped off Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at DPW, 1 Franey Road. Items accepted include laptops, phones, audio equipment, small household appliances (such as blenders and toasters), printers, scanners and more. For more information, please click here.

Household Batteries: Non-rechargeable batteries such as AA, AAA etc. should be disposed as regular trash. Rechargeable batteries should be saved for household hazardous waste events.

CFL Light bulbs: Compact fluorescent light bulbs should not be disposed of as regular trash. They are considered hazardous waste, and should be disposed of as such.

For More information about individual household hazardous waste management, please click here