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Household Hazardous Waste Day

SepSeptember 22 2018

8:00am - 12:00pm Danvers Transfer Station

East Coast Road, Danvers,
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It happens only once a year…Household Hazardous Waste Day! The Town of Danvers will conduct a collection on Saturday, September 22 from 8:00 AM to noon at the Danvers Transfer Station on East Coast Road off Route 1 South. Clean Harbors has been selected as the contractor. This is NOT a curbside collection – you must bring your materials to the Transfer Station. It’s as simple as popping your trunk.

This collection is for Danvers residents only, and identification is required. No commercial waste will be accepted. Commercial vehicles will be turned away. Last year we served 317 households. We will accept: fertilizers, pesticides, pool chemicals, art supplies, photography chemicals, antifreeze, waste oil (up to 5 gallons), gasoline, household cleaners, drain cleaner, oil based paints and stains. (For a complete list of household hazardous wastes accepted, please refer to the Town website at and go to Events or the Public Works page).

We will NOT take car tires, propane tanks, NiCad or Lithium batteries or fluorescent bulbs on this day as they can be brought to the Transfer Station during regular business hours. Alkaline batteries A-D can be disposed of in your regular trash. We will NOT collect electronics because they are picked up curbside with bulk item stickers and will also be collected at Danvers’ Zero Waste Recycling Event October 20 and 21 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Danvers High School parking lot at 60 Cabot Road.

REMEMBER: NO LATEX PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EVENT. Latex paint can be dried out (add kitty litter or paint hardener) and placed with your curbside trash with the lid off or discarded at the Transfer Station during regular business hours. We are asking residents to be particularly diligent when it comes to paint. Only oil based paint will be collected on this day.

Please note that the Transfer Station is open on Saturdays for residential and commercial use. Trash and yard waste drop off is allowed (with a prepaid sticker), however it must be separate from your household hazardous waste. You must stay in the line to the right for HHW Day unless directed otherwise by Transfer Station or DPW staff.

There will be several check points during this drop off event. Upon entering the Transfer Station, commercial vehicles will be directed over the scale. Residents participating in HHW Day should remain in a single line to the right. Please do not get out of your vehicle. The first check point is at the entrance to show your Danvers ID. Proceed up the hill to the next check point where you will receive handouts and you can ask questions. Close to the drop off location, DPW staff will direct you to stop your vehicle and pop open your trunk to evaluate the amount of hazardous waste you have. This is how Clean Harbors calculates the cost to the Town. You will then be directed to Clean Harbors’ staff where they will take your items out of your open trunk and vehicle. Please remain in your vehicle during this process. Clean Harbors’ staff will handle everything and return your containers if you need them. Slowly proceed down the hill, around the building and exit the Transfer Station. If you have questions, please contact the DPW at 978-777-0001 x3011.

Danvers HHW Flyer 2018

HHW Info Sheet

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