Franklin County, Massachusetts
The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District encourages residents to dispose of household hazardous waste properly. The District operates several facilities in Franklin County where any District resident may bring common household hazardous waste items for disposal. The sites are open year-round and are located in Bernardston, Colrain, and Conway. These facilities are permitted to accept automotive products such as used motor oil, oil filters, transmission fluid, and anti-freeze; mercury-containing devices such as fluorescent lamps, button batteries, fever thermometers and thermostats; oil-based paints, thinners, lacquers, and other paint-related items; rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries; and fluorescent lamp ballasts. Latex paint is non-hazardous and will not be accepted. Small fees ranging from $1-$5 will be charged for all items except mercury fever thermometers, thermostats, button batteries, and rechargeable batteries, for which there is no charge.
If you have questions about the disposal of specific household hazardous products at these regional sites, please call the District office at (413) 772-2438 to determine if the items are accepted.
Site locations and hours are as follows:
If you have hazardous products that
are not listed above or if you do not wish to pay the fees, the District
sponsors an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection. This collection
is free to District residents and takes almost every other type of hazardous
product. Businesses may participate in this annual collection by paying
for the disposal costs associated with their wastes.
Franklin County Solid Waste Management
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