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 - event passed

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 
October 3, 2020

 Lowell Public Works
1365 Middlesex St. 01851
8 am - 12 pm                     Checks & cards will be accepted at this event
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: 
October 31, 2020
 Chelmsford DPW:  9 Alpha Rd 01826  9 - 1 pm checks only; payable to  'Town of Chelmsford'
October 31, 2020
 North Andover
 Recycling Center TBI/North Side
210 Holt Rd, 01845
 12 - 1 pm  Checks only
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'
October 31, 2020 North Andover Recycling Center TBI/North Side
210 Holt Rd, 01845
12 - 1 pm Checks only

Not available due to COVID-19  Lexington Minuteman Hazardous Products Regional Facility
Lexington Compost Facility
60 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421

Select Saturday's 9 AM - 2PM.
 due to COVID, they are not taking hazardous materials from residents of Lowell. Minuteman.

- 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:
  • $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.


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
Recycling Center TBI/North Side
210 Holt Rd, 01845