Call the Department of Public Works, 781-784-1525, for more information.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste.
Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.
- Never pour chemicals down a sink drain or toilet, on the ground, or down a storm drain.
- Read product labels for disposal directions to reduce the risk of products exploding, igniting, leaking, mixing with other chemicals, or posing other hazards on the way to a disposal facility. Empty containers can pose hazards because of the residual chemicals that might remain.
- Clean up leaks and spills using an absorbent material, such as kitty litter or sand. Sweep up immediately and dispose of properly.