Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Gardner & Fitchburg/Westminster Landfill

2019 Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Sponsored by Waste Management, for residents of Fitchburg, Gardner and Westminster.
  • Fitchburg/Westminster Landfill, 101 Fitchburg Road (RT 31S)** June 22, 2019 and November 9, 2019 
  • Gardner Landfill, 744 West Street** July 13, 2019 and November 16, 2019 
These are Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

REGISTRATION NO LONGER REQUIREDRegistration is no longer required, however proof of residency (State issued ID) will be necessary at the site.

Vehicles will be taken in turn, beginning at 9 a.m.  

Fifty gallons of material maximum per vehicle however only 5 gallons of gasoline per vehicle.

To transport your materials safely:  Leave materials in original containers.  DO NOT mix chemicals.  Use sturdy boxes, not bags, to pack your material.  DO NOT smoke near the material.

Contractor reserves the right to reject unacceptable material.

For any questions may be directed to Frank Sepiol, Environmental Protection Manager at (978) 355-6821 (Office) or (413) 519-3916 (cell)

The following SHOULD be brought to the Hazardous Household products collection:

*Check with recycling center, these items may be collected on a permanent basis.
Antifreeze* DDT Furniture Polish Motor oil*
Rodent Killers Art/photography Supplies Disinfectants Gasoline
Moth balls Septic tank cleaners Automotive fluids Dry gas
Herbicides Muriatic acid Spot removers/solvent Button batteries*
Drain cleaners Insect pump spray Pesticids Thermostats*
Car batteries* Engin degreaser Kersoene Toitlet bowl cleaners
Crosote Flea killers Lead acid batteries* Rechargeable batteries
Varnishes Chemistry sets Fluorescent bulbs*  Nickel-Cadmium*
Metal polish Paint: oil, marine, lead, hobby Wood preservatives 
Wood stain

Please do not bring

Air fresheners/deodorizers Cosmetics Medical, infectious waste Alkaline/carbon zinc batteries
Empty containers Nail polish Ammunition Explosives
Oven cleaners, scouring powder Asbestos Fertizier w/out pesticides PCB's (tranformers, ballasts)
Car waxes/polishes Glass & window cleaner Propane tanks, cylinders Latex products (ex. driveway sealers)
Smoke detectors (radioactive) Latex paint