The City of Worcester holds drop-off days specifically for household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste drop-off is by appointment only on the dates below. We will only accept waste from Worcester residents and proof of residency is required. We reserve the right to refuse unidentified materials and large amounts of hazardous waste. Limit of 25 gallons or 25 pounds.
Date/Time of Next Hazardous Waste Day: TBA
Location: 1065 Millbury St, Worcester, MA 01607
Waste Fuels (NO MOTOR OIL)
Car Wax & Polishes
Floor & Metal Polishes
Oven, Toilet & Drain Cleaners
Rug & Upholstery Cleaners
Septic Tank Degreasers
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Aerosol Cans (NOT EMPTY, dispose of empty cans in yellow city trash bag)
Charcoal Lighter Fluid
Oil-based paints, stains & varnishes (NO LATEX PAINT)
Paint thinner, solvents & strippers
A statewide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes and lancets in household trash went into effect on July 1, 2012. Sharps will be accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Day and must be brought to the collection in sturdy, sealed containers.
Reduce household hazardous waste by avoiding products whose labels contain these words: Caustic, Combustible, Corrosive, Flammable, Oxidizer, Poison, Toxic, Caution, Danger, and Warning. Substitute a natural or non-hazardous product or practice.
Substances can leach into ground water if poured down the drain, thrown in the trash or dumped directly onto the ground.
Hazardous Waste Days are typically held once in the Spring and once in the Fall. Appointments are scheduled for a 30 minute timeframe and can be scheduled up to 48 hours before the desired appointment date/time.