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Hazardous Waste Day

Hazardous Waste Day is a free service for Buxton residents to properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste.  Hazardous Waste Day helps prevent pollution from the improper disposal of toxic materials in our community.  This is now a biannual service is for residential hazardous waste only.  We will not accept industrial or commercial wastes.  Hazardous Waste Day isheldevery other year, on the even numbered years. the next Hazardous Waste Day is scheduled for the first Saturday in October of 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Transfer Station.  

Proof of residency is required.

Hazardous Waste includes antifreeze, pesticides, fertilizers, asbestos, explosives, oil based paint and stains, gasoline or other petroleum products, solvents, acids, transformers, miscellaneous chemicals, and mercury containing items such as thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent lights (tube and screw in compacts), high pressure sodium lights, hearing aid & other button type batteries, rechargeable batteries, & mercury switches.

We can’t accept biological or medical waste on Hazardous Waste Day.  Please see the “medical waste disposal” section of the Solid Waste & Recycling page on the Town web site, or call the Transfer Station at 929-3913 for disposal information.

Section 1.3.e. of the Solid Waste Ordinance defines Hazardous Waste as follows:
Hazardous Waste:  Shall mean any waste which by reason of its composition, characteristics or other inherent properties is dangerous to handle by ordinary means, or which may present a substantial risk to health or safety, or which presents a reasonable possibility of adversely affecting the operation of the disposal facilities.  

If you can’t make it to Hazardous Waste Day on October 1st, call the Transfer Station at 929-3913 to discuss options.  We will work with you to keep this material out of our community’s environment.  Improper disposal of hazardous waste is a violation of the Solid Waste Ordinance, and can pollute our water supply and food chain.  Please do the right thing and take advantage of this free service.

The next Hazardous Waste Day will be on the first
Saturday of  October  of  2016
From 10am to 2pm
At The Buxton Transfer Station

Town of Buxton
  185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 (207) 929-5191
Town Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm & Wed: 11:30am - 7:30pm
For departmental office hours please visit that department's home page.