Hazardous Waste Day

 - Dates -

There are two Household Hazardous Waste Days provided by the City of Lowell in 2020

Sat June 13th, 2020 - cancelled due to COVID
Sat Oct 3rd, 2020 - registration is now open. You must pre-register to attend this event. Please go to our homepage to pre-register. If you need assistance, below are steps for you to follow.
Due to high demand, we will only be taking hazardous household materials at our Oct 3rd event. If you would like to dispose of a bulk item such as TV's, air conditioners or tires please contact Waste Management. If you would like to get rid of items such as fire extinguishers, propane tanks, or fluorescent light bulbs, please bring it to our "Material Saturday" event.

How to Register for Household Hazardous waste day on our website:
1) go to our homepage: lowellrecycle.org
homepage 9-14-2020

2) scroll down to the "my schedule" tool
my schedule tool 9-14-2020

3) Click on the tab labelled "Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day"click on hhwd

4) Select the items that you plan to drop off. Note that we will only be accepting items that are listed on that page. Click next.
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5) Select the available date, Saturday October 3, 2020. That will take you to the following page.
choose an appt time

6) Choose your preferred time slot that you plan to arrive at. Please make sure you are available during the window of time you select.
choose preferred time slot

7) Fill in your contact information. Everything that has an asterisk must be completed. 
enter contact info

8) Once you have submitted all your information, you are registered! You should see a confirmation email in your inbox.

LIMIT 120 visitors... one car per family/household/address.

NEW! Lowell Residents can attend any of these reciprocal events listed below:

Date Community Event Location  Event Hours  Notes 
June 13, 2020
 Lowell Department of Public Works
1365 Middlesex St. MA 01851     
8 am - 12 pm         Call to register. Checks only.
June 13, 2020  Andover Municipal Service Facility, Public Works
5 Campanelli Drive, 01810

12 pm - 1 pm Checks only. Contact us for more information: 
October 3, 2020

 Lowell Public Works
1365 Middlesex St. 01851
8 am - 12 pm                     Checks only
October 17, 2020 Needham Public Works
470 Dedham Ave. 02492
8  am - 12 pm

Checks only, payable to
'Clean Harbors'

October 31, 2020 Tyngsborough-Dunstable Highway Dept. 
87 Kendall Rd, 01879
9 am - 1 pm Checks only, payable to
'Clean Harbors'
To Be Determined Wayland Public Works
66 River Road, 01778
9 - 11:30 am Pre-register: 
To Be Determined Maynard Public Works Highway Garage
38 Winter St, 01754
8 am - 12 pm Checks Payable to
'Town of Maynard'
Debit and Credit cards accepted.
 To Be Determined Sudbury Public Works
275 Old Lancaster Rd., 01776
8 am - 12 pm Pre-register online beginning June 1
Checks only, payable to
'Clean Harbors'
To Be Determined Dracut Public Works
833 Hildreth St, 01826
8 am - 12 pm Checks only,
payable to 'Clean Harbors'
To Be Determined North Andover Recycling Center TBI/North Side
210 Holt Rd, 01845
12 - 1 pm Checks only

- Event Description -

Household hazardous waste day events are opportunities for residents to remove household hazardous waste from their home and prevent this waste from going in the trash - which is illegal.

- Fee Schedule -

The following items are accepted for a FEE (cash only):
  • $15 each: Passenger Tires (off rim)
  • $40 each: TV / Monitor /Console - any size
  • Household Chemicals $2 / lb or gal
  • Automotive Fluids $2 / lb or gal
  • Paints $2 / gal

Fee Items

Household Chemicals Paint Automotive
Poisons Lead paint
Herbicide /Pesticide / Fungicide Oil-based Paint Passenger Tires (off rim)
Pool Chemicals Stain / Varnish Gasoline / Brake / Transmission Fluids
Ammonia / Bleach Thinner / Solvents / Strippers Antifreeze / oil (mixed)
Photo Chemicals Furniture / Floor & Metal Polish
Radiator Flush
Drano / Cleaners Latex/acrylic paint is not accepted
Flammable Liquids    
Acids (corrosives, i.e. cesspool cleaners) Electronic Waste Mattress & Box Springs ($30 ea)
Aerosols cans (with product) DVD, VCR, CV, DVR, VHS
Hobby supplies (rubber cement, airplane glue, etc.) TV / Monitors / CPU / Laptop
Nail Polish Remover / Hair Dye Microwave Oven ($22)
Whiteners / Brighteners A/C, Dehumidifier, Water Cooler ($25)

- Free Items -

  • Used Waste/Motor Oil
  • Lead-Acid Batteries (auto, motorcycle, security alarm, etc.)
  • Empty or Partially Empty Propane Tanks (1 lb & 20 lbs.)
  • 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 We Do Not Accept 

  • 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
Please refer to our Hazardous Waste page for additional information on these materials.

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.


To receive notifications of alternative event / day please download our free smartphone App, called "LowellRecycle." Enter your address and you will receive Updates/Alerts when made available. Invites to the 'replacement' event will only be made via the App.

Furniture / Floor & Metal Polish