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Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day in Boston: Nov. 17

Boston residents can dispose of hazardous household materials in West Roxbury on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.

This Saturday, Nov. 17, is the last day this fall on which Boston residents can drop off household hazardous waste to be disposed of for free. 

Residents may bring up to 50 pounds of products labeled toxic, flammable, reactive, corrosive, or poisonous, such as: oil-based paint, motor oil, pesticides, solvents, glues, bleach or ammonia-based cleaners, weed killers, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, car batteries, and used motor oil.  

Note: Latex or acrylic (water-based) paints are no longer accepted on hazardous waste days. They are not hazardous and can be safely disposed at home. Other items that won't be accepted are: asbestos, explosives, medical waste, fire extinguishers, and TV and computer screens. You can see this flyer for a full list

Residents must be prepared to show proof of residency in order to be able to drop anything off. 

The hazardous waste dropoff location on Saturday is at the West Roxbury Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner St, West Roxbury, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


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