HOURS: TUES 9-11am  THUR 4-6pm   1st and 3rd SAT 9am-Noon

Items We Accept

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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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
www.NEDT.org
866 -769- 1621