Did you miss your town’s collection?

If you missed out on your town’s collection you can attend any other Barnstable County HHW collection for a fee + registration form. Please click here for our non-resident form and registration as well as fee pricing. *YOU MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO ATTENDING YOUR CHOSEN COLLECTION*


Waste should be audited before coming to a collection.  It is important for homeowners to know how to identify and dispose of hazardous products.  Before coming to the collection, follow these simple instructions on how to conduct a Household Hazardous Products Audit (click here).

How Do I Dispose Of…

We know, this is confusing! It is common for residents to bring non-hazardous wastes, such as latex paint, water-based stains and finishes to the collections.  These ARE NOT accepted at collections as you can dispose of these products yourself. To dispose of these items, pour over cat litter to absorb liquid and throw away; or dry out and throw in the trash. Still confused? Click below for a breakdown of the most common products and items we get questioned about.

What Small Businesses Need to Know

Registration is required. Contact Kalliope Egloff at least 2 weeks ahead of collection date to register and discuss the type and quantities of materials you plan to bring. (Note: Barnstable County’s contractor cannot accept acutely hazardous materials). Upon registration, we will send you a bill of lading and the fee for disposing materials.

Disposal fees are the same as the cost paid by the town. No additional fees or markups are added.

*Add a Contact Us To Arrange Disposal button (or just add the text) with a link to Kalliope’s email kalliope@barnstablecounty.org

Links to Additional Information

Very Small Quantity Generator Information (VSQG)

DEP Summary of Requirements for Small Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste

Small Business Flyer

What Small Businesses Need to Know 

  • Registration is required.  Call at least 2 weeks ahead of collection date to register and discuss the type and quantities of materials you plan to bring.  (Note:  Barnstable County’s contractor cannot accept acutely hazardous materials).  Upon registration, we will send you a bill of lading and the fee for disposing materials. 
  • Disposal fees are the same as the cost paid by the town.  No additional fees or markups are added. 
  • Contact information, current collections schedule, and registration information (coming soon). 

Links to Additional Information 

Very Small Quantity Generator Information (VSQG)   

DEP Summary of Requirements for Small Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste (this link stays the same) 

Links to Additional Information

Very Small Quantity Generator Information (VSQG) 

DEP Summary of Requirements for Small Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste

What To Expect At Collection

Upon entering the collection site, you will be greeted, given educational materials, and asked if you have mercury to recycle.

You will be asked if you have mercury to recycle.

Survey and SortWhile HHW staff members sort your waste, a six question survey will be given.  This is an anonymous survey used for administrative and statistical purposes only.

CollectionAfter being surveyed and sorted, you will be directed to the unloading station where your waste is then collected by the contracted hazardous waste hauler. Residents are asked to stay in their vehicles throughout the entire process.

Additional Resources

New England Disposal Technologies, Inc. (NEDT) has opened a Household Hazardous Products Collection Center in Sutton, MA. This collection site, permitted by the MassDEP, is available to accept waste materials from households located in any community in the Commonwealth.  The facility provides a safe hazardous products management option for Massachusetts residents who many have missed their local collection, or do not want to wait for their next scheduled local collection. Click here for additional information.

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Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform and contain ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment. Safer Choice is an EPA Pollution Prevention (P2) program, which includes practices that reduce, eliminate, or prevent pollution at its source, such as using safer ingredients in products. Click here for more info.

Kalliope Chute - Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist / Cape Cod Groundwater Guardian