Residents Invited to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste During Town-Wide Collection Day

(Saugus, MA) August 24, 2017 – Residents are invited to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally responsible manner during a collection event on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The rain-or-shine event will allow residents to dispose of a series of household waste products, including rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resins, aerosol cans, photo chemicals, furniture polish, floor and metal polish, oven cleaner, drain and toilet cleaner, spot remover, rug and upholstery cleaner, hobby and artist supplies, photography chemicals, turpentine and chemistry sets.

Interested residents can pre-register for this free event by visiting or calling the Inspectional Services Department at Town Hall as early as Tuesday, September 5. Proof of residency is required.

The following garage supplies will also be accepted: fuel, gasoline, kerosene, engine degreaser, brake fluid, carburetor cleaner, transmission fluid, car wax, polishes, driveway sealer, car batteries, antifreeze, cesspool cleaners, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals, motor oil and car batteries.

Accepted workbench waste includes oil-based paints, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, paint strippers or thinners, solvent adhesives and lighter fluid.

Residents may also bring the following yard waste: weed killer, chemical fertilizers, flea control products, moth balls, poisons, insecticides, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides.

Latex paint may be disposed of by removing the canister’s lid, drying out the paint then adding an absorbent material, such as cat litter.

TVs and monitors may also be disposed.

Propane tanks require a $5 disposal sticker, while automobile tires cost $2 each and truck tires cost $10 per tire. Stickers may be purchased prior to the event at the Inspectional Services Department.

Residents are urged to take caution when transporting household hazardous materials. Locals may do so by keeping the materials in their original containers, tightening caps and lids, sorting and packing products separately and packing containers in sturdy upright boxes padded with newspaper. Please remember never to mix chemicals or to smoke while handling hazardous materials.

The hazardous household waste collection will not accept commercial waste. Residents will be limited to two car-loads, the equivalent of 50 pounds or 50 gallons, of hazardous waste.

The following items will not be accepted: empty containers or trash, wet latex paint, commercial or industrial waste, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, infectious and biological wastes, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, fire extinguishers or syringes.

For more information, contact Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at (781) 231-4036.


About The Town of Saugus

The Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, is a family-friendly, historic neighborhood Town located along the north shore, ten miles north of Boston. First settled in 1629, Saugus is home to historic sites, top-tier public services, and a thriving business community. Strong community support, a forward-thinking approach to town government, rich recreational opportunities, affordable choices, and easy access to all the amenities that Boston has to offer – they all contribute to make Saugus a Town where businesses flourish and families make their home.