Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Minuteman Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility - 60 Hartwell Ave., Lexington, Mass.


The Town of Concord is a member of the Minuteman Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility (MMHWF). This facility, located in Lexington, is open 1 Saturday per month, April through November and accepts a wide variety of hazardous wastes. 

Acceptable Materials


Automotive


  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Carburetor cleaners
  • Lead-acid batteries (auto, motorcycle, security alarm, etc.)
  • Radiator flush
  • Solvents and de-greasers
  • Tire cleaners
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used motor oil
  • Waste fuels (gasoline, kerosene, and more)

Bathroom


  • Hair dye
  • Nail polish remover
  • Toilet cleaners

General Household & Hobby


  • Acids (corrosives)
  • Aerosol cans
  • Art supplies
  • Chemistry set chemicals
  • Fiberglass resins
  • Flammable liquids
  • Furniture, floor, metal polishes
  • Hobby supplies (rubber cement, airplane glue)
  • Lead-acid home security batteries
  • Lead paint
  • Mercury
  • Moth balls and crystals
  • Oil paint in aerosol cans
  • Photography chemicals
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Solvent adhesives
  • Unlabeled and unknown chemicals

Kitchen


  • Drain cleaner
  • Lighter fluids
  • Oven cleaners

Laundry


  • Brighteners
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Spot removers
  • Spray starch
  • Whiteners

Lawn and Garden


  • Cesspool cleaners (corrosives)
  • Empty or partially empty propane tanks up to 20lbs.
  • Fire starters
  • Flea and tick powders
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • No-pest strips
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals

Unacceptable Materials

Material How to Dispose
Alkaline batteries
Dispose of with your regular trash
Asbestos Contact a licensed contractor
Construction waste
  - Railroad ties, asbestos shingles, and more
Call a private hauler
CRTs
  - Computer monitors, TVs, and more
Bring to Concord Public Works DropOff days
Explosives or any ordnance
  - Gunpowder, ammunition, unknown cylinders, flares
Call the Fire Department at 978-318-3488
Fire extinguishers
Dispose of at local fire station
Hypodermic needles Lobby of Concord Police Station.
Latex Paint Bring to Paint Shed at the compost site (when open) or dry out and leave next to trash for curbside collection
Smoke detectors
Contact the manufacturer or Concord Public Works