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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Braintree Residents Household Hazardous Waste Day

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Whether tackling a home, basement or garage cleanout, getting rid of “household” hazardous waste is a serious environmental problem, and the Town has a solution. This event will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at 90 Pond St. Braintree organizes this event to provides access to environmentally approved disposal for its residents.

Most household, lawn, garden, automobile, and boat chemicals are accepted:  $5 for every 5 gallons or 5 pounds of material.  This includes oil paint (NO LATEX PAINT ACCEPTED as it can be dried out and disposed of in the trash). Other items are solvents, fertilizers, hobby supplies, poisons, oils, marine chemicals, cleaning fluids and pool chemicals, to name a few.  If you would like more information, call the Recycling Office at 781-794-8088 or visit:www.braintreema.gov/recycling  to see the Household Hazardous Waste Flyer.

Also collected are mercury -containing items & fluorescent bulbs.  No batteries.

The Health Dept. will be on hand to take unneeded prescriptions and needles/syringes (must be in original packaging or red sharps container).   Additional information: Health Dept.  781-794-8090.

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