Household Hazardous Waste Day

Each year, the city of Lowell, Massachusetts holds two bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Days at the Cawley Stadium Parking Lot, with one event in the Fall and one in the Spring. Residents of the city of Lowell are permitted to bring and dispose of their hazardous waste that can not be thrown out with the rest of their garbage.

Each year, hundreds of residents attend the Household Hazardous Waste Days, and wait times can be as long as an hour. Although residents can dispose of the most common hazardous waste products for free, there are some products that do have a cost associated with disposal.

Below, there is a list of acceptable hazardous waste products that are permitted to be disposed of during this special event. Additional details about the event and other disposal options can be found on the city of Lowell website (also includes items that can not be accepted at this event).


General Household & Hobby

  • Acids (corrosives
  • Aerosol Cans (with product)
  • Art Supplies
  • Chemistry Set Chemicals
  • CRTs – TVs, computer monitors
  • Fiberglass Resins
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Furniture Polish
  • Floor and metal polishes
  • Hobby supplies (rubber cement, airplane glue, etc.)
  • Lead Paint
  • Mercury and mercury devices
  • Moth balls/crystals
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Photography chemicals
  • Solvent adhesives
  • Unlabeled and unknown chemicals


  • Drain cleaner
  • Lighter fluids
  • Oven cleaners


  • Hair dye
  • Nail polish remover
  • Toilet cleaners


  • Brighteners
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Spot removers
  • Spray starch
  • Whiteners

Lawn and Garden

  • Cesspool cleaners (corrosives)
  • Empty or partially empty propane tanks (up to 20lbs)
  • Fire starters
  • Flea and tick powders
  • Fungicides and Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • No-pest strips and Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals


  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Carburetor cleaners
  • Lead-acid batteries (auto, motorcycle, security alarm, etc.)
  • Radiator flush
  • Solvents and degreasers
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Waste Fuels (gasoline, kerosene, etc.)


  • Hypodermic needles – aka Sharps (Place in a puncture-proof container (such as a liquid detergent container) with a screw-on lid and dispose of with your regular trash)
  • Medication – Un-used or Expired (Keep in original container, remove personal identifying information)
  • Propane Tanks


  • Passenger Tires $5 ea
  • TV/Monitors <26 inch $10
  • TV/Monitor >26 inch $20


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