WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Westborough's Household Hazardous Waste Day is set for Saturday, with drop-offs to be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the DPW facility at 133 Oak St.
Participants will be required to stay inside their vehicle throughout the process and will be asked to verify their residence (driver's license). below is a list of important information to know, according to a news release from the Westborough Board of Health.
Hazardous waste includes most items that are considered toxic. It does not include household supplies or any potentially explosive items.
What Will Be Accepted:
- Automotive supplies
- Paints and solvents
- Unrestricted pesticides
- Hobby supplies
- Household cleaners
- Plastic foam packing blocks, packing peanuts, produce and meat trays with the recycle symbol in the triangle, take-out containers, trays and egg cartons, white insulation sheets
Do Not Bring:
- Latex paint
- Prescription medication
- Sharps (needles, syringes)
- Alkaline batteries
- Explosive waste
- Empty containers
- Bubble wrap, soft foam such as pipe insulation, biodegradable produce and meat trays, biodegradable packing peanuts, corn-based products, soft foam pads, blue or pink insulation sheets
Participation is limited to Westborough residents; businesses are prohibited. If bringing a neighbor's waste, their name, address and a list of items is required. Empty or nearly empty containers can be disposed of with regular trash. Chemists will be on-hand to identify any unknown materials. See the instructions in the online release for properly packaging hazardous waste.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Westborough Board of Health at (508)-366-3045. For more information, click here.