Household Hazardous Waste

The 2023 Household Hazardous Waste Collection season will begin in April. Collection events are once a month (typically Saturdays and one Sunday event) from April – November. As a reminder, pre-registration is required for all residents. Proof of registration is required to enter the collection event. Pre-registration closes 48 hours before each collection event. 

The pre-registration link:

Collection Details: 

Minuteman Household Hazardous Product Collection Facility

60 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421

Hours are from 9:00am - 2:00pm each collection date.


2023 Collection Dates: 

Saturday, April 22

Saturday, May 13

Saturday, June 10

Saturday, July 15

Saturday, August 19

Sunday, September 17

Saturday, October 14

Saturday, November 4

Who Can Participate

Residents from Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Waltham and Watertown are the only communities allowed and must pre-registration online. The household hazardous waste collections at the Minuteman Facility is for member towns only. Anyone who is not from a member town will be turned away.

Event Guidelines

  • Hazardous materials will only be accepted from trunks, the backs of SUV's and pick-up truck beds. Do not bring items in your back seat or other areas of your car/trunk.
  • Please do not exit your vehicle for any reason.
  • Face coverings are mandatory.
  • Please do not roll down your vehicle windows.
  • Your Driver's License must be available and held up to your window for registration on-site.
  • Please do not bring containers that you want back. No containers will be returned.
  • Click here for a list of Acceptable and Unacceptable items

Household Hazardous Waste Event Instructions

Description of Services

Residents of Lexington and participating communities may help protect the environment by taking common household hazardous products (see the full list) to the Minuteman Facility on Hartwell Avenue in Lexington.

  • Please bring identification and proof residency with you to the center.
  • Please do not make multiple trips per event. This slows down the event and it increases the cost to your town as town is assessed a fee based on the on the quantity of material per car brought to the site.
  • The Minuteman Hazardous Products Facility reserves the right to refuse unidentified materials or unacceptable amounts of hazardous waste. 

Transportation Tips:

  1. Tighten caps and lids
  2. Leave materials in original containers
  3. pad boxes with newspaper to minimize spills
  4. Never mix chemical
  5. Drive directly to the Center
  6. Do not smoke

View the DPW's Refuse and Recycling page for updated calendars and upcoming events.

Other Household Hazardous Waste Resources