Proper Disposal and Collections
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 Household Hazardous Waste collection at two locations in the District. The collection is typically held in the fall. LATEX PAINT IS NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS COLLECTION. Our next collection will be held on September 23, 2023. Pre-registration is closed for this event.
Pioneer Valley Hazardous Waste Collections: 2023 Schedule
The District has reciprocal arrangements with other municipalities 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 23, 2023 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: 413-772-2438.
Safely Transporting your Household Hazardous Waste
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 hazardous waste 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.
Mercury disposal and thermometer exchange
The District offers guidelines and locations for disposal of unwanted medications
Detailed information about disposal of household batteries
Pressure Treated Wood Learn about the hazards and alternatives to this toxic building material.