Household Hazardous Waste

 The City of Fitchburg is now part of a Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day event which allows Fitchburg residents access to HHW days!  See the details below!
 Below is a list of items that are considered hazardous and can be brought to the event:

Antifreeze Dry gasAutomotive fluids    Motor Oil 
Gasoline Car batteries Engine degreaser   Kerosene
Disinfectants DDT Rodent killersHerbicides
Insect pump spray PesticidesFlea killers Spot removers/solvents
Septic tank cleanersMuriatic acidMoth ballsDrain cleaners  
Toilet bowl cleanersArt/photography supplies Lead acid batteriesRechargeable batteries
Button batteries Creosote Chemistry sets Fluorescent bulbs
Metal polish (Nickel-Cadmium)ThermostatsThermometersOil paint
Marine PaintWood preservativeFurniture polishVarnishes

Latex paint is not a hazardous material but it needs to be dried out before putting it with the rubbish.
The 2024 Household Hazardous Waste collection schedule is as follows:
 2024 Dates to be determined
 Landfill, 101 Fitchburg Road (RT 31 S)

Saturday April 13th, 2024 and August 10th, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon @AKS Recycling at 15 Cobbler Dr. in Fitchburg (Right off Airport Rd on Blueberry Ln. before the Airport)  

Registration is not required, however proof of residency will be necessary at the sites.  

Any questions regarding the Landfill HHW days may be directed to Frank Sepiol, Environmental Protection Manager at (978) 355-6821 (office) or (413) 519-3916 (cell).

Any questions regarding the AKS Recycling Inc., HHW day can contact Matt Hughes, Director-Environmental Compliance at (603) 303-0721

There is a 50 gallon limit of liquids and only 5 gallons of gasoline per vehicle.
Transport your materials safely:  Leave materials in original containers, do not mix chemicals.  Use sturdy boxes, not bags
 to pack your materials. Do not smoke near the materials.
Businesses or non-residents may participate as a Very Small Quantity Generator for a fee at the Landfill HHW day only.. Businesses must provide their Very Small Generator Registration at the event. Pre-approval needed by the Environmental Protection Manager @ (413) 519-3916. Inventory list may be faxed to 978-355-6317 or e-mailed to
 Contractor reserves the right to reject unacceptable materials.

The Landfill HHW day is sponsored by Waste Management.

AKS HHW Day is sponsored by WIN Waste Innovations.