South of Boston Recycling schedule for toxic stuff

South Shore Recycling Cooperative member towns will host four more household hazardous waste collections this spring. Residents may attend their own or their host town’s event at no charge.

Collections are scheduled from 9 am- 1 pm as follows:

4/26   Hanover Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Rt. 139)

5/10   Duxbury/Kingston, Duxbury Middle School, St. George St.

5/17   Hingham, Plymouth River School, 200 High St.

5/31   Scituate/Cohasset, Scituate Highway Dept., 68 Capt. Pierce Rd.

Residents of those, and of member towns Abington, Hanson, Middleboro, Norwell, Plymouth, Rockland, Weymouth and Whitman, may attend other member towns’ collections at their home town’s expense.  To do so, bring a signed Authorization Form from your town’s Board of Health (Abington, Hanson, Norwell, Rockland, Whitman), Marine and Environmental Affairs (Plymouth) or DPW (all others).  Some towns may limit subsidized quantities to 15 gal. or 30 lb.

Any visitors without an Authorization Form may attend for a fee of $44 /15 gal or 30 lbs of waste. Commercial generators, call ahead to 1-617-852-3086 to arrange disposal and payment.  Please bring a check.

Bring: Oil based paint, stains, solvents, gasoline, automotive fluids, pesticides, photography and pool chemicals, acids, bases, and poisons in secure, labeled containers.

Do not bring: industrial, pathological and medical waste, electronics, flares, radioactive materials, pressurized gas cylinders or explosives.  Go to, click on “Other Stuff”.

Oil based paint, propane tanks, motor oil, antifreeze, medical sharps, auto & rechargeable batteries, and fluorescent lamps are collected regularly by some towns and some retailers.  Residents should use those services if available.  Go to, click on “Other Stuff”.

Latex paint and driveway sealer are messy, but not hazardous. If not recyclable as described below, absorb liquid with cat litter and dispose in trash.

Usable leftover latex paint is accepted and recycled into new paint products at The Paint Exchange LLC of North Scituate for a fee of $2/can.  To see if your paint qualifies for recycling, and for hours of operation, go to, click on “Latex Paint”, or call 781-545-1272.

PSC Environmental will conduct the collections.  For more information, call the South Shore Recycling Cooperative at 781-329-8318, or go to

For a link to a printable flyer, go to, click on “Hazardous Waste”

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