Once a year, the City of Waterville participates in a household hazardous waste drop off day sponsored by the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments.  The drop off day is generally held on the second or third Saturday in October.  Residents must pre-register with the Waterville Public Works Department to participate in the drop off.  Registration generally begins in early October.

 

Please note, the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day was Saturday, October 21st.  Information concerning the 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day will be posted when available.

 

Acceptable Items

oil/alkyd and latex paints, stains, thinners, paint strippers, solvents, varnishes, adhesives, waste fuels, engine degreaser, brake fluid, antifreeze, oil, dry cell batteries, ni-cad batteries, rechargeable batteries, hearing aids (button batteries) car batteries, poisons, insecticides, pesticides, moth balls, photography chemicals, chemical sets, nail polish remover, cleaners (oven and ammonia based), drain openers, spot removers, pool chemicals, non-empty aerosol cans, driveway sealers, old fire extinguishers (carbon tetrachloride, A, B, C), and compressed gas cylinders (under 5 lbs only).

Unacceptable Items

asbestos (please call Maine Department of Environmental Protection at 1-800-452-1942 for disposal information), commercial or industrial waste (please call the Maine Department of Environmental Protection at 1-800-452-1942 for disposal information), infectious or biological waste (please call your local hospital for disposal instructions), fluorescent lights, CFL’s PCB ballasts, thermometers & thermostats (these items can be disposed of at Pine Tree Waste 873-1219 for a fee).

 

If you have hazardous items that you need to dispose of and cannot wait for the drop off day, there are two facilities in Maine that will accept hazardous waste for a fee.  Information about these facilities can be found here.