Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Gardner & Fitchburg/Westminster Landfill


2020 Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Sponsored by Waste Management, for residents of Fitchburg, Gardner and Westminster.
  • Fitchburg/Westminster Landfill, 101 Fitchburg Road (RT 31S)** June 20 and November 7, 2020
  • Gardner Landfill, 744 West Street** June 27 and November 14, 2020
These are Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

REGISTRATION NO LONGER REQUIREDRegistration is no longer required, however proof of residency (State issued ID) will be necessary at the site.

  • Vehicles will be taken in turn, beginning at 9 a.m.  
  • Fifty gallons of material maximum per vehicle however only 5 gallons of gasoline per vehicle.
  • To transport your materials safely:  Leave materials in original containers.  DO NOT mix chemicals.  Use sturdy boxes, not bags, to pack your material.  DO NOT smoke near the material.
  • Contractor reserves the right to reject unacceptable material.
  • For any questions may be directed to Frank Sepiol, Environmental Protection Manager at (978) 355-6821 (Office) or (413) 519-3916 (cell)

The following SHOULD be brought to the Hazardous Household products collection:

*Check with recycling center, these items may be collected on a permanent basis.
Antifreeze* DDT Furniture Polish Motor oil*
Rodent Killers Art/photography Supplies Disinfectants Gasoline
Moth balls Septic tank cleaners Automotive fluids Dry gas
Herbicides Muriatic acid Spot removers/solvent Button batteries*
Drain cleaners Insect pump spray Pesticides Thermostats*
Car batteries* Engine degreaser Kerosene Toilet bowl cleaners
Creosote Flea killers Lead acid batteries* Rechargeable batteries
Varnishes Chemistry sets Fluorescent bulbs*  Nickel-Cadmium*
Metal polish Paint: oil, marine, lead, hobby Wood preservatives 
Wood stain

Please do not bring

Air fresheners/deodorizers Cosmetics Medical, infectious waste Alkaline/carbon zinc batteries
Empty containers Nail polish Ammunition Explosives
Oven cleaners, scouring powder Asbestos Fertilizer w/out pesticides PCB's (transformers, ballasts)
Car waxes/polishes Glass & window cleaner Propane tanks, cylinders Latex products (ex. driveway sealers)
Smoke detectors (radioactive) Latex paint