Registration opens April 7 for Household Hazardous Waste Day

Sponsored by the Wayland Board of Health

The Wayland Board of Health is pre-registering Wayland residents for its next Household Hazardous Waste collection day.

When: Saturday April 24 from 8am to 11:30 am
Where: the DPW Garage at 66 River Road

Residents are encouraged to dispose of household hazardous waste at this event. Participation helps to protect the environment from hazardous waste being disposed of improperly.

To sign up please complete a pre-registration form online (see below) on which you may choose a half-hour slot on April 24th between 8am and 11:30am. The pre-registration slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning on April 7th, you may complete a registration form online using this link: https://www.wayland.ma.us/health-department/pages/household-hazardous-waste-day

Forms will also be available at the Town Building in the front vestibule at 41 Cochituate Road, at the Wayland Public Library (5 Concord Way), and at the Wayland Transfer Station & Recycling Center (484 Boston Post Road).

Completed forms must be submitted to the Board of Health office by April 23rd at noon. Information regarding the types of household hazardous waste that will or will not be collected is listed on the registration form (also listed below). In this announcement, the Health Department cited the need to minimize the generation of household hazardous waste by encouraging homeowners to buy smaller quantities of paint, solvents, cleaners, pool supplies, pesticides and other hazardous materials that are needed, to utilize non-hazardous materials (if possible), to share leftover supplies with neighbors or others who might be able to use them, and to donate paint and other useful materials to organizations that might be able to use them.

For more information, contact the Health Department at 508- 358-3617, http://www.wayland.ma.us/health-department

For a complete list please check the Health Department website:

Do bring the following types of household products for disposal Do not bring the following types of products to the collection:
  • Paint thinner, solvents
  • oil-based paints
  • photo chemicals
  • drain and other cleaners
  • acid
  • roof cement
  • driveway sealer
  • spot removers
  • glues & resins
  • brake fluid
  • pool chemicals
  • weed killers
  • insecticides
  • poisons
  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • kerosene
  • gasoline
  • ammunition, firearms, explosives
  • construction waste or building materials
  • gas cylinders, pressurized containers (other than aerosol cans)
  • pressure-sensitive and highly reactive materials
  • infectious medical or biological waste, drugs
  • radioactive materials
  • dioxin-forming materials including 2, 4 5-T asbestor (may only be removed by licensed contractor)
  • business or commercial hazardous waste
  • CRTs, CTUs, Computers, monitors, TVs, etc
  • Items that may be brought to landfill recycling area (recycling permit required): motor oil, batteries, antifreeze
  • Latex Paint (may be air-dried or kitty litter added, bagged and disposed of with regular trash)

Please keep household hazardous materials in their original containers, packed securely in boxes or other containers when transporting to the collection. Do not mix into any single container any substances which may result in a hazardous reaction or an explosive of shock sensitive material. To help expedite the collection process, separate waste materials by
type.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE COLLECTION SITE; YOUR MATERIALS WILL BE UNLOADED FOR YOU. UNLOCK YOUR TRUNK, IF POSSIBLE, PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE SITE. SMOKING IS PROHIBITED AT THE SITE.

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