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Framingham Household Hazardous Waste Day Saturday, May 1st, 2021

April 16, 2021 (7:43 pm EST)
Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The Framingham Department of Public Works (DPW) will host a Household Hazardous Waste Day, Saturday, May 1st 2021, at the DPW Operations Center, 100 Western Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This event is open to all Framingham residents, and proof of residency and face coverings will be required to attend this event.

Household hazardous waste is banned from disposal in trash or recycling by state law. The Sanitation Division sponsors free annual household hazardous waste disposal events to all Framingham residents.

Residents are asked to bring their household hazardous waste items to be disposed of properly.

See lists below for which types of materials and items will (or will not) accepted.


  • Aerosol Paints
  • Bug Sprays
  • Caustic Cleaners/Degreasers
  • Cleaning Solvents
  • Concentrated Fertilizers
  • Diesel Oil
  • Degreaser
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury-containing Devices
  • Oil, Enamel, or Lead-based Paints
  • Old Gasoline/Kerosene
  • Paint Thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Pool and Spa Chemicals
  • Rodent Poisons
  • Urethanes
Framingham Hazardous Waste Day, May 1, 2021
Framingham Hazardous Waste Day, May 1, 2021


  • No latex paint - Latex paint is non-hazardous and may be dried out and disposed of with regular trash.
  • Radioactive waste including radioactive type smoke detectors (batteries can be removed and the smoke detector can be disposed of with regular trash)
  • Explosives
  • Gunpowder
  • Flares, Ammunition
  • PCB Oils
  • Bulk Chemicals/Oil
  • Asbestos
  • Medical/Biological Waste, including sharps

Effective July 1, 2012, home medical sharps are banned from disposal in trash or recycling by state law. Home medical sharps include all use and unused/unopened home sharps (hypodermic needles and lancets that result from personal use or use on pets- including Epipens. These items cannot be disposed of in the curbside program or at the recycling center.

For more information concerning Household Hazardous Waste Day, of other Framingham Public Works related question, visit the Framingham Public Works Department web page at: or visit Framingham Public Works Operations Center, 100 Western Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702 or phone: (508) 532-5600.


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