Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections held on Cape Cod are a collaboration between Barnstable County and individual municipalities. The number and frequency of collections vary by town. The household hazardous waste programs work closely with towns to undertake new initiatives for recycling and disposal of difficult to manage wastes. Regional collection programs provide convenient, cost efficient collection of hazardous materials for all Cape towns.

Gallons of Paints Collected

Gallons of Pesticides Collected

Total Gallons Household Chemicals Collected

2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule Coming in the Spring. Thank you for a great 2021 season!

The household hazardous waste programs work closely with towns to undertake new initiatives for recycling and disposal of difficult to manage wastes. Regional collection programs provide convenient, cost efficient collection of hazardous materials for all Cape Cod towns.
2022 Regional Schedules Map Coming Soon2022 Town Brochures Coming Soon

WHAT TO EXPECT AT A COLLECTION

Upon entering the collection site, you will be greeted, given educational materials, and asked if you have mercury to recycle.

You will be asked if you have mercury to recycle.

Survey and SortWhile HHW staff members sort your waste, a six question survey will be given.  This is an anonymous survey used for administrative and statistical purposes only.

CollectionAfter being surveyed and sorted, you will be directed to the unloading station where your waste is then collected by the contracted hazardous waste hauler. Residents are asked to stay in their vehicles throughout the entire process.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

New England Disposal Technologies, Inc. (NEDT) has opened a Household Hazardous Products Collection Center in Sutton, MA. This collection site, permitted by the MassDEP, is available to accept waste materials from households located in any community in the Commonwealth.  The facility provides a safe hazardous products management option for Massachusetts residents who many have missed their local collection, or do not want to wait for their next scheduled local collection. Click here for additional information.

Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facilities in Massachusetts

Common Household Hazardous Products

Use, Storage, and Disposal of Household Cleaning Products

Stain Removal

10 Ways to Find Safer Cleaners

Disposal of Smoke Detectors

Click here to find a list of manufacturers that take back smoke detectors

Visitor’s Guide to Recycling on Cape Cod

Sack the bag!

CONTACT US

Questions about any of our programs or services? Contact:

Kalliope Chute
Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist
508-375-6699
kalliope@barnstablecounty.org

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