Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Disposal

An annual HHW collection event is held for Florence, Leeds and Northampton residents in mid May for the normal types of household waste (PDF). Preregistration is required, and arrangements may be made for small business participation. Contact us in April or early May to preregister.

Northampton's next HHW collection is scheduled for May 18, 2019. pre-registration will begin in April 2019. Northampton residents may participate in neighboring communities' events on a self-pay basis (checks only). Pre-registration is required. To participate, identify a convenient location/date using the link below and send Susan an email to initiate the registration process.

Important details:

  • Water-based paints (e.g. latex paint) are not accepted at this event. Water-based paint disposal information (PDF)
  • Transfer station permit holders may drop off fluorescent bulbs; automotive, NiCad, and button batteries; and unmixed automotive oil, gasoline, and antifreeze year-round at one of the two City transfer stations. Contact us for details.
  • Year-round collection programs exist for needles and lancets and unwanted medication. They are not collected during the May event.

Other Alternatives

If you are unable to make the May collection date, Northampton residents willing to pay the disposal cost may participate in HHW events held in neighboring communities. There is also a year-round, drop-off HHW handling facility in Westfield, MA which offers a pick-up service for many forms of hazardous waste.

Hazardous Household Waste Spray Bottles