Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Collections are free to Mashpee, Bourne, Falmouth, Sandwich, and Coast Guard Air Station residents. Click here to learn how to conduct a Household Hazardous Products Audit. For more information on the Hazardous Waste Program in Barnstable County, go to 

2023 Household Hazardous Product Collections

All Collections are open to Mashpee, Bourne, Falmouth, Sandwich & Otis AFB residents.  Hours are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Please bring proof of residency.

April 15
Sandwich High School

June 17
Falmouth High School

August 19
Mashpee High School

October 21
Bourne Landfill

Residents unable to attend the above FREE events may attend an event in another Cape Cod town for a FEE.   A list of dates and locations of other HHW collections and the participation form is available HERE.

Small businesses may participate for a fee at any of the collections.  Complete the form on page 3 of the "2023 Hazardous Waste Collections for Very Small Quantity Generators" packet and return as directed.  VSQG LINK

Bring the following items to collections:

  • Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides
  • Outdated Pesticides - DDT, Chlordane, Silvex, Pentawood Preservatives
  • Rodent Poisons, "No Pest" Strips, Flea Collars
  • Gasoline, Brake and Power Steering Fluids
  • Radiator Flush, White Wall Cleaner, Bug and Tar Remover
  • Furniture Polish, Metal Polish, Moth Balls
  • Drain Cleaners, Spot Removers, Solvents
  • Cesspool Cleaners, Acids
  • Oil-based and Alkyd Paints and Stains
  • Marine Paints, Auto Paints, Solvent-based Paints
  • Solvent-based Paint Thinners and Strippers
  • Turpentine, Mineral Spirits, Acetone
  • Solvent-based Wood Finishes, Varnish, Shellac, Wood Preservatives
  • Photo and Pool Chemicals, Chemistry Sets
  • Two-part Adhesives, Roofing Cement with Asbestos

Do Not bring the following items to collections:

  • Latex and Acrylic Paints, Water-based Stains and Water-based Finishes-are not hazardous. Pour paint into a box of kitty litter to absorb the liquid. When liquid is dry or fully absorbed, put the box in your household trash. Recycle open dry paint cans.
  • Medical or Biohazardous Materials, Syringes - Check with your Doctor
  • Explosives, Ammunition, Fireworks or Flares - Check with Police
  • Smoke Detectors - Put in household trash

Recycle these items at your town's Recycling Center

Recycling these products locally saves your town disposal costs:

  • Used Oil, Oil Filters and Antifreeze
  • Lead-Acid and Rechargeable Batteries
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Televisions, Computers and Monitors
  • Empty Fire Extinguishers and Propane Gas Cylinders
  • Empty Cans and Dry Paint Cans

Use up, give away, dry out and dispose of household trash, or recycle products such as those listed below:

Abrasive cleaners, Air fresheners and deodorizers, Ammonia-based cleaners, Bleach, Cosmetics and nail polish, Shampoo, Car waxes and polishes, Lime, Fertilizer without pesticides, Plant food, Borax and boric acid, Alkaline batteries, Empty aerosol cans, Empty metal cans, Spackle and joint compound, Latex caulking compounds, Glazing compound, Latex driveway sealer, Latex paste and glue, Laundry detergents, Dish detergents, Glass and window cleaners.

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