Registration for the May 15 Household Hazardous Waste Collection has closed. Please scroll down for alternate disposal options.
Northampton's Annual HHW Collection
The City of Northampton Department of Public Works organizes an annual collection event for normal types of household hazardous waste (pdf). Residents of Florence, Leeds and Northampton may bring specific types of material (pdf) from their homes to this event, which is typically held on the third Saturday in May. Select Northampton small businesses may also participate with prior arrangement (see below). Registration has closed for the 2021 event.
Year-round, City-sponsored collection programs exist for needles and lancets and unwanted medication. Sharps and medication are not collected at at most municipal hazardous waste collections.
Other HHW Disposal Alternatives
Two alternative options exist for those unable to attend (or wait for) the City’s next annual hazardous household waste collection.
1) Participate in a neighboring community’s HHW event
Northampton residents willing to pay the full disposal cost of their material may participate in collection events held in specific neighboring communities (pdf). To register or learn more about the participation cost, please email or call 413-587-1059.
2) Bring your material to a commercial HHW collection site