Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Minuteman Regional 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 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 Call Sharps at 800-772-5657 and bring to DropOff days.
Smoke detectors
Contact the manufacturer or Concord Public Works