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

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

Miscellaneous:
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 2017 on the following dates, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Collection dates are Saturdays except where indicated: April 15, May 13, June 17, July 15, August 12, Sunday, September 17, October 14 and November 4.

Directions:
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.