Hazardous Waste Day


 For event dates/details follow Mini HHWD link


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Event Description

The City of Lowell routinely coordinates several Household Hazardous Waste Days per year as an opportunity for residents to remove household hazardous waste from their home, instead of just throwing it out with the trash - which is illegal.

Household Hazardous Waste Days are announced in advance on the City's website, as well as through the Solid Waste and Recycling Newsletter, and email subscription list.

Did you either miss the Household Hazardous Waste Day, or are you unable to wait for the next one? Lowell residents are welcome to visit the regional site below... [Please visit their individual websites details, services, directions, collection dates, times & FEES]:

Lexington Minuteman Hazardous Products Regional Facility
(subject to a non-Lexington resident fee) Saturday's 9 AM - 2PM. Minuteman.

General Overview of Lowell's Household Hazardous Waste Day


NOTE: there is a FEE schedule for these items
For FEE Schedule follow Mini HHWD link


General Household & Hobby Hazardous Waste:

  • Acids (corrosives)
  • Aerosol Cans (with product)
  • Art Supplies
  • Chemistry Set Chemicals
  • Fiberglass Resins
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Furniture Polish
  • Floor and Metal Polishes
  • Hobby Supplies (e.g., rubber cement, airplane glue, etc.)
  • Lead Paint
  • Moth Balls/Crystals
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Photography Chemicals
  • Solvent Adhesives
  • Unlabeled and Unknown Chemicals

Kitchen Hazardous Waste:

  • Drain Cleaner
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Oven Cleaners

Bathroom Hazardous Waste:

  • Hair Dye
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Toilet Cleaners

Laundry Hazardous Waste:

  • Brighteners
  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Spot Removers
  • Spray Starch
  • Whiteners

Lawn & Garden Hazardous Waste:

  • Cesspool Cleaners (corrosives)
  • Fire Starters
  • Flea and Tick Powders
  • Fungicides and Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • No-Pest Strips and Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool Chemicals

Automotive Hazardous Waste:

  • Antifreeze
  • Brake Fluid
  • Carburetor Cleaners
  • Radiator Flush
  • Solvents and Degreasers
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Waste Fuels (Gasoline, Kerosene, etc.)


  • Used / Waste Motor Oil
  • Lead-Acid Batteries (auto, motorcycle, security alarm, etc.)
  • Empty or Partially Empty Propane Tanks (1 lb & 20 lbs.)
  • Bring your mercury fever thermometers to exchange for digital thermometers for free
  • Hypodermic Needles (aka Sharps) - In puncture proof containers.
  • Mercury and Mercury devices, including Compact Florescent Lamps (CFLs), Linear Bulbs (e.g., 4, 6, and 8 foot bulbs), Thermometers, Thermostats, and Hg Switches
  • Batteries (including all rechargeable, specialty, and button batteries); note that Alkaline Batteries (regular A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 Volt) are not considered hazardous and may be disposed of with your regular trash
  • Cell Phones (with or without chargers / accessories)

Hazardous Waste Items You Should Not Bring

These items will not be accepted - please refer to our Hazardous Waste page for additional information on these materials.
  • Alkaline Batteries -These go in the regular trash
  • Asbestos
  • Commercial, Construction, or Industrial Waste
  • Explosives, Fireworks, or Ammunition
  • Latex Paint
  • Smoke Detectors -These go in the regular trash
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Infectious and Biological Waste

Fee Schedule

The following items are accepted for a FEE (cash only):
  • $10 each: Passenger Tires (off rim)
  • $20 each: TV / Monitor less than 26 inches diagonal
  • $25 each: TV / Monitor greater than 26 inches diagonal
  • $25 each: Console TV
  • Household Chemicals $2 / lb or gal
  • Automotive Fluids $2 / lb or gal