Wachusett Earthday accepts a large variety of items for recycling, reuse or disposal. Some are accepted without a fee but others require a fee in order to offset our disposal costs. Household Hazardous Products, including Paints, Chemicals and Pesticides, require special handling – and are therefore only accepted on special collection days. Please be aware that prices are subject to change without notice to due to changing market conditions.
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microwave – $2
Special Collection Days
Wachusett Earthday Inc. hosts several Special Collection Days throughout the year: Household Hazardous Products (HHP) and Confidential Paper Shredding. These Special Collection Days are usually on a Saturday. The rest of the Recycling Center Building and/or the rest of the site may be closed during these events – please check the specific Event listing for each event, as details may vary.
Please note that our fees for 2021 HHP Collection have changed! We have a simplified bulk price list:
- Up to 3 gal / lbs – $20
- Over 3 to 10 gal / lbs – $40
- Over 10 to 25 gal / lbs – $70
Items We Cannot Accept
Items to throw in your regular trash – these are not recyclable:
- Masks, gloves (PPE)
- Broken dishes or glassware
- Takeout Food containers
- Plastic silverware
- Latex paint – open dry out completely first
- Smoke detectors with removable battery
- Broken fluorescent bulbs or tubes
- Audio and VCR tapes
- Incandescent bulbs (dead)
Plastic bags – Take these to your local grocery store for recycling.
Medications – Please check with your town for disposal options.
For disposal of Household Hazardous Products at other times, you can contact:
New England Disposal Technologies
866 -769- 1621