Many materials fall into the category of Hazardous Waste and should not be disposed of with regular household waste. Concord Public Works provides drop-off locations for a number different materials. Other materials may be taken to the Minuteman Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility (see below). There are contact numbers listed at the bottom of this page for additional information.
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
The Town of Concord is a member of the Minuteman Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility (MMHWF). This facility, located in Lexington, is open one Saturday per month, April through November and accepts a wide variety of hazardous wastes.
To Attend an Event
Subscribers to Municipal Curbside Collection Program – Hazardous waste disposal is included in the cost of the annual subscription fee. Subscribers may attend one hazardous waste collection event per year at no additional cost. To obtain a free pass for up to 25 gallons or lbs of hazardous waste contact Concord Public Works at 978-318-3240 prior to the day of the event. Residents that attend the event without a pass will be charged.
Other Residents – Residents that do not subscribe to the municipal curbside collection program may use the Minuteman facility. Typically the fees range from $35 for up to 10 gallons or lbs. - $60 for up to 25 lbs. or gallons. Payment by check is required at the event (cash and credit cards are NOT accepted). The Minuteman Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at 60 Hartwell Avenue in Lexington, the hours are 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Businesses – Businesses may use the Minuteman facility for a fee. Please contact Clean Harbors directly at 781-380-7121 to pre-register.
If you have any questions please contact Concord Public Works at 978-318-3240
Schedule of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events 2014:
September 14 (Sunday)*
September 24 (Wednesday)* - at 133 Keyes Road - 3:30 - 7:30
*All Saturdays Except for September 14 and September 24
For more information
For more information on hazardous waste visit the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) website at http://www.state.ma.us/dep/recycle/hproduct.htm
or contact the following:
Mercury Hotline - 866-963-7287
For consumer questions on HHP:
DEP Household Hazardous Waste Hotline: 800-343-3420
For general information on hard to manage wastes:
DEP Coordinator for Hard to Manage Wastes 617-292-5704
For questions from businesses about how to manage hazardous materials:
DEP Business Compliance Assistance 617-292-5898
For questions specifically about used oil collection centers:
DEP Used Oil Hotline: 617-556-1022
For confidential technical assistance to businesses by a non-regulatory agency:
Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance 617-727-3260
For alternatives to hazardous household products:
Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance 617-727-3260 x696
For poison exposure information:
Poison Control 617-232-2120
For information on activities in specific geographic areas:
DEP Regional Service Centers:
Western 413-784-1100 x261