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Franklin County, Massachusetts 

Hazardous Waste

Super Sites
The District operates several facilities in Franklin County where any District resident may bring common household hazardous waste items -- such as used motor oil, antifreeze, and oil-based paint -- for disposal. These "Super Sites" are open year-round. Please click the link for details about what is accepted, as well as information about locations, contact information, and hours.

One-Day Hazardous Waste Collection  
Once a year the District holds a comprehensive Hazardous Waste Collection day at two locations in the District. The collection is typically held in the fall. Our next collection will be held on September 25, 2021. Pre-registration is required for this event.  Online pre-registration for the 2021 collection will begin in mid-August and end on September 17.

Pioneer Valley Hazardous Waste Collections: 2021 Schedule 
The District has reciprocal arrangements with other entities in the Pioneer Valley which hold Household Hazardous Waste collections during the year. If you are a District resident and unable to attend the September 25, 2021 collection,
you have access to a minimum of six other collection events. Please check this link to see if one of the other collections this year is feasible for you. Registration is required to attend any of these events!  Contact Jan at the District office: 772-2438.

Safely Transporting your Household Hazardous Waste

  • Keep HHW in its original container. If you have used a different container, label it. Make sure lids are fastened securely.
  • Place containers in a plastic bin or box with a lid, and keep them from tipping or leaking.
  • Keep HHW out of the passenger compartment of your vehicle and away from children and pets. If transporting HHW in a truck, secure the load with ties to prevent the load from shifting.
  • Do not mix different types of HHW in the same containers.
  • Do not tape fluorescent tubes or bulbs together, and when possible, transport them in the original box to prevent breakage. Do not break.
NEDT (New England Disposal Technologies): Year-round collection of HHW
If you're not able to wait for one of the collection dates listed above, there is a year-round HHW disposal facility at NEDT in Westfield, MA. This facility accepts a wider range of wastes than the District's "Super Sites" (described at top of this page). NEDT is open Mon., Wed., and Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  For pricing, directions, and other info, visit www.nedt.org.

Unwanted Medications
The District offers guidelines for disposal of unwanted medications. 

Detailed information about disposal of household batteries. 

Franklin County Solid Waste Management District
117 Main St., 2nd Floor
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: (413) 772-2438
MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD)
Fax: (413) 772-3786
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