HOURS: TUES 10am-Noon  THUR 2-4pm   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 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

The center will be closed on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 because of extremely cold temperatures during the operating hours.

Predictions are for temps in the single digits and with wind chill it will feel as cold as -9 between 10am and noon. Stay warm! Watch out for icy roads and walkways.