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Household Hazardous Waste Day - Sept. 28th, 2013

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 5:41 am on September 7, 2013
Framingham 2013 Household Hazardous Waste Day

Click image above to download a printable (.PDF) copy of the 2013 Framingham Household Hazardous Waste Day flyer.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham has announced the details of the 2013 "Household Hazardous Waste Day" which will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013, at McCarthy Elementary, 8 Flagg Drive from 9:00am - 1:00pm, (with NO late arrivals!)

The recycling and disposal program is open to Framingham residents only, (who must show Framingham license).  There is no cost for residents to participate.


From your house: Aerosol paint cans • Ammonia • Bleaches • Chemistry sets • Cleaners ...[read more]

2012 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Filed under: Uncategorized by News Staff at 8:37 pm on July 21, 2012
Framingham Hazardous Waste Day, Saturday, August 11, 2012

Framingham Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham, Department of Public Works, solid Waste Division is holding its popular Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the parking lot of the McCarthy Elementary School, 8 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA.

There is no cost to dispose of hazardous waste materials.

Event is open to Framingham Residents Only - drivers license with Framingham address must be shown as proof of ...[read more]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 3:22 am on April 24, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham will be holding its spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM in the parking lot of the McCarthy Elementary School, 8 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA.


Please bring:

  • pesticides / herbicides
  • bug sprays
  • rodent poisons
  • cleaning solvents
  • caustic cleaners / degreaser
  • concentrated fertilizers
  • photo chemicals
  • pool & spa chemicals


  • aerosol cans containing paint
  • oil based or enamel paint
  • lead based paint
  • urethanes
  • paint thinner
  • diesel oil
  • old gasoline / kerosene
  • Mercury-containing devices


Do NOT Bring:

  • Radioactive waste including radioactive type smoke detectors (batteries can be removed, and the smoke detector can be thrown out in the regular trash)
  • explosives / gunpowder / flares / ammunition
  • PCB oils / bulk chemicals / oil
  • asbestos
  • medical / biological waste including sharps
  • Items that are collected regularly as part of the normal weekly operations of the Town of Framingham Recycling Drop-off Center are NOT collected as part of the Household Hazardous Waste Event.
  • NO LATEX PAINT - Latex paint can be safely disposed of at curbside by following these steps. Remove the lid from each can. Dry up any liquid paint by stirring in an absorbent material. Allow to dry. Place open can next to trash at curbside on your regular trash day.

Open to Framingham residents only.

Proof of residency and photo ID will be required.

No commercial waste.

Reduce long waits -- combine your waste with your neighbors and car-pool!

For more information contact the Framingham Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division at: (508) 532-6001 or the Recycling Coordinator by email at:


Shredfest - Confidential Paper Shredding Event

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 1:25 pm on March 26, 2011
2011 Shred-Fest -- Framingham paper recycling event.

Shred-Fest, April 16, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham Department of Public Works is holding Shred-Fest: Confidential Paper Shredding Event on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 8:00AM until 2:00PM at the Resource Recovery Center, (the old incinerator building), 255 Mt Wayte Ave, Framingham, MA.

The shredding service is FREE to Framingham residents with a valid recycling center permit. Shredding will beperformed by Northeast Record Retention, LLC.

For more info, call (508) 532-6001.



Recycle Schedule Changing

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 7:11 pm on May 14, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Town Meeting Members, (TMM), voted to pass an article which will leave Framingham residents with recycling pick up every other week instead of weekly.

People opposed to new recycling plan offered many reasons why they did not want to see the article pass. Among the complaints; The new containers are too big and some people including elderly and disabled won't be able to ...[read more]

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