From Mayor Theken’s Office
Household Hazardous Waste Day September 24, 2016
Household Hazardous Waste day will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 9am-12, rain or shine. Residents are asked to schedule an appointment to bring their materials to the DPW yard. The Recycling Department will begin accepting appointments beginning September 1st. Please call 978-281-9785 to schedule your appointment. Registration closes September 23 2016 at 11 AM.
Gloucester residents are allowed to bring up to 25 pound or gallons of material at no cost. If you exceed 25 pounds or gallons, and additional fee will be accessed and payable to Clean Harbors(payable by check only, cash is not accepted). For up to 1-3 gallons or pounds over it is $19, for 4-10 gallons or pounds over it is $24, 11-25 gallons or pounds over the charge is $46.50.
Please understand that we can only accept hazardous materials when Clean Harbors is on site, early drop offs will not be allowed.
September 14, 2010
Household Hazardous Waste Day Saturday September 25th
The City of Gloucester will be holding its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9AM-12 Noon at the Department of Public Works, (DPW) 28 Poplar Street.
The event, which will be held rain or shine, provides residents with the opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible manner.There is no charge for Gloucester residents to dispose of hazardous waste up to a maximum of 25 pounds or 25 gallons and anything over this amount will require a payment to Clean Harbors. An additional 10 gallons or 10 pounds will be $28, anything over that will be $45 . Contractors may not use Household Hazardous Waste Day to dispose of materials. We will accept a limited number (12) of non-residents who will be responsible to pay Clean Harbors directly for the material they bring.
Clean Harbors Environmental Services will be on site to accept oil-based paints (no latex paint), varnishes, pesticides, gasoline, and other household hazardous chemicals. In addition, residents may dispose of mercury-containing waste, including car batteries, thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent lamps at no cost. For this Saturday only we will not be accepting tires or scrap metal.
To ensure safety, please adhere to the following handling procedures: leave materials in original labeled containers; tighten caps and lids; place containers in sturdy upright boxes rather than in garbage bags; avoid smoking while handling hazardous materials. Most importantly, do not mix chemicals.