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Friday, August 29, 2014

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Day

Newburyport – The City of Newburyport and Towns of West Newbury and Merrimac in conjunction with the Newburyport DPS will be holding its Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, September 13, from 8:00 am -12:00 PM at the Newburyport Department of Public Services at 16A Perry Way.  The event, which will be held rain or shine, provides residents of the area with the opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible manner.  Contractors may not use Household Hazardous Waste Day to dispose of materials. 

Clean Harbors Environmental Services will be on site September 13 to accept oil-based paints (no latex paint), varnishes, pesticides, and other household hazardous chemicals.  Costs are $24 for up to 10 gallons or $46.50 for up to 25 gallons. In addition, residents may dispose of mercury-containing waste, including batteries, thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent lamps (fees apply). 

Clean Harbors will not be accepting commercial/industrial waste, latex paint, ammunition, asbestos, radioactive material, fire extinguishers, or medical or biological wastes. To ensure safety, please adhere to the following handling procedures: leave materials in original labeled containers; tighten caps and lids; place containers in sturdy upright boxes rather than in garbage bags; avoid smoking while handling hazardous materials. Most importantly, do not mix chemicals.

TVs under 32 inches and monitors will be accepted for a $10 fee. A nominal fee may also apply for other appliances.

Universal Shredding will also be on site for document shredding, the first file size box is free, $5 fee applies for additional boxes. 

A full list of accepted materials may be obtained from the Health Department, or you may find the information on the recycling page of the City of Newburyport website ( For questions

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