Saturday is Household Hazardous Waste Day in Weston

Household Hazardous Waste Day, also known as Good Riddance Day in Weston, is scheduled for this Saturday, April 28.

Westonites may bring their household hazardous waste items to the Department of Public Works garage at 78 Old Hyde Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

There is no charge, but proof of residency is required.


Among the items that will be accepted on at Good Riddance Day are: acids, aerosols, ammonia cleaners, antifreeze, disinfectants, drain openers, flea powder, furniture polish, gasoline, herbicides, household batteries, household cleaners, insecticides, kerosene, mercury thermometers, mothballs, motor oils, oven cleaner, oil-based paint, paint remover, paint thinner, pesticides, photo chemicals, rust and spot removers, stains, swimming pool chemicals, toilet bowl cleaners, transmission fluid, turpentine and varnishes.

Motor oil and car batteries may be brought to the Weston transfer station and left with the regular attendant.

Not accepted

Items that will not be accepted during hazardous waste collection are: latex paints, which may be disposed of safely in the trash; smoke detectors, which may also be disposed of with regular trash; pesticides containing dioxin, 2, 4, 5 T and its derivatives, etiologicals, kepone, pentachlorophenol, explosives, gas cylinders, pathologicals, PCBs, radioactive materials, infectious materials, and shock-sensitive materials.

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