Household Hazardous Waste

 The City of Fitchburg is now part of a Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day event which allows Fitchburg residents access to 4 HHW days!  See the details below!

Below is a list of items that are considered hazardous and can be brought to the event:
Antifreeze  Dry gas Automotive fluids     Motor Oil 
Gasoline  Car batteries  Engine degreaser    Kerosene
Disinfectants  DDT  Rodent killers Herbicides
Insect pump spray  Pesticides Flea killers  Spot removers/solvents
Septic tank cleaners Muriatic acid Moth balls Drain cleaners  
Toilet bowl cleaners Art/photography supplies  Lead acid batteries Rechargeable batteries
Button batteries  Creosote  Chemistry sets  Fluorescent bulbs
Metal polish (Nickel-Cadmium) Thermostats Thermometers Oil paint
Marine Paint Wood preservative Furniture polish Varnishes

Latex paint is not a hazardous material but it needs to be dried out before putting it with the rubbish.

The 2021 Household Hazardous Waste collection schedule is as follows:

Saturday June 19, 2021 and November 6, 2021, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Landfill, 101 Fitchburg Road (RT 31 S)
Saturday June 26, 2021 and November 13, 2021, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Gardner Landfill, 744 West Street, Gardner MA
(Fitchburg Residents are eligible to use this facility free of charge)

Registration is not required, however proof of residency will be necessary at the site.  Any questions may be directed to Frank Sepiol, Environmental Protection Manager at (978) 355-6821 (office) or (413) 519-3916 (cell). 
There is a 50 gallon limit and only 5 gallons of gasoline per vehicle.

Transport your materials safely:  Leave materials in original containers, do not mix chemicals.  Use sturdy boxes, not bags
to pack your materials. Do not smoke near the materials.

Businesses or non-residents may participate as a Very Small Quantity Generator for a fee.  Businesses must provide their Very Small Generator Registration at the event. Pre-approval needed by the Environmental Protection Manager @ (413) 519-3916.
Inventory list may be faxed to 978-355-6317 or e-mailed to

Contractor reserves the right to reject unacceptable materials.

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