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Year Round Options for Household Hazardous Waste Disposal


For Immediate Release Date: December 5th, 2019

Media Contact: Kalliope Chute
Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist
Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program

Household Hazardous Waste Year Round Collections BannerDid you miss your town’s hazardous waste collection?

The hazardous waste collection season on Cape Cod runs from April through October. If you miss your local collection there are various year round options to dispose of your household hazardous waste. Please refer to the graphic below for disposal options outside of Barnstable County’s collection season.

Wondering what Household Hazardous Waste is?

Visit the Hazardous Materials Program at for info about household hazardous waste as well as what can and cannot be accepted at Barnstable County’s HHW collections.Got Mercury?  If you find a jar of mercury in your shed, garage, barn, basement, or other location give the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program a call. We’ll make arrangements to pick up the mercury free of charge.  Barnstable County will respond to all calls and arrange a free pickup. Call 800-319-2783 to arrange a pickup or ask questions regarding liquid mercury. No fuss, no fees.  Barnstable County is working for you. More information on