Household Hazardous Waste Day in Stoneham Sat. June 30th

On Saturday, June 30th, the Town of Stoneham and the City of Melrose are partnering for a joint Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The event will be held at Stoneham High School at 149 Franklin Street. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. you can drop off certain toxic household items that are not allowed in the trash. Proof of residency is required.   Fees will primarily be determined by actual estimated total volume of hazardous waste not volume of containers themselves according to the following fee list:

1-3 gal.    $ 20

4-10 gal.    $ 30

11-25 gal.     $ 60

Commercial hazardous waste will not be accepted.

Since the improper disposal of hazardous waste is dangerous for Department of Public Works employees and harmful to the environment, we encourage you to take advantage of this important event.

The event flier with details on what will and will NOT be accepted (and how to transport everything) can be viewed below, or printed as a PDF from the city’s household hazardous waste page. Please note that Melrose residents should bring dried latex paint (free), tires ($2-8) and propane tanks to the City Yard at 72 Tremont Street during regular hours of operation rather than to Stoneham on this hazardous waste day.

If you cannot attend this event but have household hazardous waste to dispose of, please consult the complete list of events in surrounding communities which welcome Melrose residents (times and fees may be restricted in each individual town – please contact them directly to ensure smooth drop-off).

Call 781-665-0142 for further details.

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Hazardous waste includes:

  • From the workbench: oil paint, stains and varnishes, wood preservatives, paint strippers/thinners, solvent adhesives, lighter fluid.
  • From the garage: fuels/gasoline/kerosene, antifreeze, motor oil, engine degreaser, brake fluid/carburetor cleaner, transmission fluid, car wax, polishes, driveway sealer, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals.
  • From the yard: poisons, insecticides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, weed killer, moth balls, flea control products.
  • From the house: rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resins, photo chemicals, chemistry sets, furniture polish, floor and metal polish, oven cleaner, drain and toilet cleaner, spot remover, rug and upholstery cleaner, hobby supplies, artist supplies.
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