Stoughton Board of Health to Hold Hazardous Waste Day May 17

Find out what materials will and will not be accepted, and associated fees.

Credit: Patch file photo.
Credit: Patch file photo.

Residents in Stoughton looking to get rid of old hazardous materials lying around their homes will have the chance to do so next month. 

The Stoughton Board of Health this week announced that the town will hold a Hazardous Waste day on Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the O'Donnell Middle School Parking lot. 

All materials must be brought to the collection in original containers, boxed or secured. To see the full list of hazardous materials that will be accepted, click here.  

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Latex paints
  • Smoke & CO2 detectors
  • Radioactive Waste
  • PCBS
  • Unlabeled Articles
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives

Latex paints can be disposed of by removing the lid from paint cans, allowing the paint to air dry in a well-ventilated area and disposed of in a trash can or roll-off container, according to officials. 

For a prescription drug take-back collection, residents can visit the south parking lot of O'Donnell Middle School on Cushing Street in front of the skate park. The collection will be conducted by the Organization Against Substance Abuse in Stoughton. 

Needle and Sharp disposal will take place at the collection; all syringes, needles and lancets should be stored and delivered in puncture-resistant containers and not be mixed with household trash. 

Those who attend will need to enter the lot via the Stoughton High School Gym parking lot on Pearl Street and proceed to the rear access road toward the collection, according to the announcement. 

The following fees will be charged at the event: 

  • Car tire: $2
  • Light truck SUV tire: $3
  • Truck tire: $10 and up
  • Construction equipment tires (rim on or off): $20 and up
  • Auto batteries: $2
  • Propane tanks: $1 for 16oz, $5 for 20 lbs.

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