Hazardous and Special Waste Collections
Hazardous Household Waste CollectionProducts containing lead, mercury, petroleum products, pesticides, herbicides, and some acids should NOT be poured on the ground, down the drain, or placed in household trash. To facilitate the safe disposal of these items, Amherst offers an annual collection event each summer or fall. Although Vehicle Stickers are not required for participation, pre-registration is required to ensure appropriate control and containment of the hazardous waste collected.
This year's event will be held September 25, 2021. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2021.
Amherst residents may also participate in household hazardous waste collections in neighboring communities at their own expense. To participate, identify the event you would like to participate in and contact Steve Telega (firstname.lastname@example.org) about registering. A private, regional, year-round household hazardous material collection center is also available in Westfield, Massachusetts (pick-up service available).