Save the Date for the 2018 Hazardous Household Waste Day on Sunday September 23, 2018 from 9am-12pm. Registration required by September 12, 2018.

Dispose of your household hazardous waste safely! 

Pre-Registration Form for Pelham Residents available at: https://www.amherstma.gov/civicalerts.aspx?aid=1942

Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 9 AM to 12:00 PM

Amherst Transfer Station & Recycling Center, 740 Belchertown Rd, Amherst

Registration deadline: September 12, 2018

NO LATEX/ACRYLIC PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED

  • Participation is limited...to ensure an appointment time please register early.
  • The Town of Pelham will cover the cost of hazardous waste disposal for Pelham households only.  Businesses located within the Town of Pelham may participate by advance arrangement only.  Please call 413-259-3049.
  • Motor oil, car batteries & rechargeable batteries are accepted free of charge. 
  • Fluorescent bulbs will be accepted at $1/bulb (only cash & checks will be accepted—no credit cards). 
  • We encourage those with small quantities of material to partner with friends, family & neighbors to reduce traffic at the event.
  • Latex/acrylic paints WILL NOT be accepted.  Disposal information is provided on the following page.

Several days before the event, registrants will receive an assigned appointment window & paperwork to bring along with hazardous material on collection day.

WHAT TO BRING TO A HHW COLLECTION
Substances labeled:
CAUSTIC, TOXIC, CORROSIVE,
POISON, FLAMMABLE, WARNING, DANGER, CAUTION

For more information please call 413-259-3049

Such as:

ANTIFREEZE
ARTS & CRAFTS SUPPLIES
ASPHALT SEALER
AUTOMOBILE BATTERIES
BATTERIES: BUTTON & RECHARGEABLE
BRAKE FLUID
CARBURETOR CLEANER
CHEMISTRY KITS
CREOSOTE

DEGREASERS
DRAIN CLEANERS
ENAMEL PAINT

ENGINE DEGREASER
FLEA POWDER
FLUORESCENT LIGHTS
FUNGICIDES
FURNITURE POLISH

GASOLINE
GAS TREATMENTS HERBICIDES
INSECT SPRAYS
KEROSENE
LIGHTER FLUID
MERCURY THERMOMETERS

MERCURY THERMOSTATS

METAL POLISH
MOTHBALLS
MURIATIC ACID
NO-PEST STRIPS

OIL-BASED OR LEAD PAINT
OVEN CLEANERS

PESTICIDES

PHOTO CHEMICALS

POOL CHEMICALS RADIATOR

 

FLUSHER
REFRIGERANTS
RODENT KILLERS
ROOFING TAR
ROOT KILLERS

RUST PROOFERS
SEALANTS

SOLVENTS
SPOT REMOVER
TOILET CLEANERS
TRANSMISSION FLUID
UPHOLSTERY CLEANER
USED MOTOR OIL

VARNISH

WOOD PRESERVATIVES

WOOD STAINS

WOOD STRIPPER

DO NOT BRING

 

 

  • ASBESTOS
  • EMPTY CONTAINERS FROM HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS
  • EXPLOSIVES (including. ammunition & fireworks)
  • GAS CYLINDERS

 

  • LATEX PAINT (see below)
  • MEDICAL/INFECTIOUS WASTE
  • RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
  • PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

 

Latex Paint Disposal Instructions

 

 

 

Note:  This process applies only to water-based latex and acrylic paint.  All solvent-based paints (and their solvents) must be brought to a hazardous material collection event.

Latex and acrylic paints are problematic in their liquid form.  To safely dispose of them in normal household trash, purchase paint hardener at an area paint or building supply store (Amherst Farmer’s Supply, Cowls, Lowes, Home Depot).  Compile unwanted paint from partially full cans into a single paint can and stir in the powder as directed.  Do not replace lid until the paint has completely hardened in a well-ventilated, covered area.  Once hardened, you may place the paint can in your household trash.

Alert your trash hauler that the paint in the can has been hardened, as paint cans are red flags for waste collection employees.  Leave the lids off of fully-dried cans of paint if you bring them to a transfer station, so attendants may verify that the paint is completely dry.  Several generous scoops of kitty litter may be used as an alternative to the hardener, but the drying process will quite a bit longer (as much as several weeks).