Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Household Waste Day

Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Safely dispose of hazardous household waste and other items on specific dates at the Recycling and Disposal Facility. Hazardous Waste Collection Day is an important component in Wellesley's environmentally responsible approach to integrated solid waste management. 

Check back for updates for when the next HHW event will be held or download the RDF App and accept notifications for up to date reminders. 

If you ONLY need to dispose of PAINT, do not bring it to this event. You may dispose of paint during the RDF paint collections.  CLICK HERE for the 2023 RDF PAINT collection schedule.

You may contact the below companies at any time throughout the year to dispose of hazardous waste for a fee at their facilities.  Please contact them for the latest information.

Clean Harbors- https://www.cleanharbors.com/   Phone: 800-444-4244
New England Disposal Technologies Inc. (NEDT) www.NEDT.org  Phone: 866-769-1621


Accepted Items
  • Acids
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Air Conditioning Refrigerants
  • Ammonia & Bowl Cleaners
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Bleach
  • Brush Cleaners
  • Bug Killers
  • Chemistry Kits
  • Degreasers
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Flammables
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby Chemicals
  • Household Adhesives
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Solvents
  • Lead-based Paints
  • Over the Counter Medicines
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Paint Thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Photography Chemicals
  • Polishes & Wood Preservatives
  • Rodent Killers
  • Solvent-based Paints
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Unused Fire Starters
  • Waxes
  • Weed Killers
Unaccepted Items
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Ammunition*
  • Biological or Infections Materials
  • Commercial Hazardous Waste
  • Controlled Substances (Drugs)
  • Dioxin-contaminated Pesticides
  • Empty Containers
  • Explosives*
  • Fireworks*
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Medical Waste
  • Needles and Syringes*
  • PCBs
  • Pharmaceuticals & Prescription Medicines**
  • Pressure-sensitive Materials
  • Radioactives*
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Spot Removers
  • Unidentifiable Wastes
* Contact the Fire Department for disposal advice.
General Business: 781-235-1300
**Contact the Police Department for disposal advice.
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
General Business: 781-235-1212