Welcome to Medford, Massachusetts!

Household Hazardous Waste

Minuteman Hazardous Products Regional Facility
at the Lexington Compost Facility
60 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421

Products that may be brought to the collection site include:

Pesticides and herbicides:
Insecticides, rat poisons, slug bait, mothballs, weed killers, flea, ant and roach powders, insect repellant.

Paints, Solvents and Sealers:
Oil-based paints and stains, paint thinners and strippers, varnishes, shellacs and lacquers, metal polishes, aerosols.
No latex paint accepted!

Auto Care Products:
Engine cleaners, degreasers, tar remover, used oil, gas and oil mixtures, antifreeze, brake fluid, waxes and polishes, automotive batteries. NO TIRES

Bleach, spot removers, oven cleaners, polishes, disinfectants, rug and toilet cleaners.

Fluorescent bulbs, mercury switches or thermostats, poisons, pool chemicals, propane tanks up to 22 lbs., old chemistry sets, kerosene, dyes, and non-alkaline batteries.

Open in 2016 on the following 8 weekend days, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Collection dates are Saturdays except where indicated: April 16, May 14, June 18, July 16, August 13, Sunday, September 18, October 15, and November 12, 2016.

From Rte 128 take exit 31 (Rte 4/225 heading towards Bedford). At the first light take a right, via jug handle, onto Hartwell Ave. The composting facility site is ¼ mile on the left just after the bike path.

Medford residents must pay at site by check. The fee is $35 for up to 12 gallons of materials. This is the dry or liquid volume equivalent of 12 gallons. The fee for 12-25 gallons of materials is $60.