Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

The Town of Amherst is holding it's annual household hazardous waste (HHW) collection on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Pre-registration is required and starts July 1 and ends August 13, 2019.

Register for HHW Day

Sign up for the Town of Amherst's Notify Me automated email and text message service to receive notification when the pre-registration period opens (select the "Waste and Recycling" option).  Detailed Notify Me sign-up instructions

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection does not allow collection of hazardous waste without special permitting and oversight, so most municipalities contract with a licensed hazardous materials handler to hold an annual collection event.

If you are unable to find a safe storage location until the Town's next scheduled collection event:

  • Offer usable material to friends, neighbors and local family members.
  • Ask a family member, friend, or neighbor to store the material and bring it to the next event on your behalf.
  • Consult this list of regional HHW collections and contact Amherst's recycling coordinator for participation and registration details.
  • Take the material to NEDT's Household Hazardous Products Collection Center in Westfield, MA (pick-up service is available).