Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Electronic Recycling, Paper Shredding & Hazardous Waste Drop Off This Saturday

The City of Boston Public Works will collect and recycle electronic waste, household hazardous waste and shred confidential documents for free this Saturday. 


October 25, 2014
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
UMass Boston 
Bayside Parking Lot
200 Mt. Vernon St, Dorchester

Acceptable electronic materials are: computers, monitors, televisions, LCD panels, printers, other computer related equipment, stereos, cell and other phones, power supplies, electronic games, VCRs, circuit boards, microwaves, and other household electronic devices. CDs and CD cases. Electronic materials NOT accepted are: Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and  white goods such as washers, dryers, and stoves. For disposal of the italicized items, call (617) 635-4500 to arrange a special pickup. You may put the other items curbside for regular trash pickup

Residents can also safely shred and recycle unwanted confidential documents at no charge. There is a ten box shredding limit. This offer is not open to businesses. 

Boston residents can also safely dispose of household hazardous waste from 9 am - 2 pm at UMass Boston Parking Lot D in Dorchester.  Residents may bring up to 50 pounds of products labeled toxic, flammable, reactive, corrosive, or poisonous, such as: oil-based paint, motor oil, pesticides, solvents, glues, bleach or ammonia-based cleaners, weed killers, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, tires, propane tanks, car batteries, and used motor oil.No Latex/Acrylic paint allowed (it's not hazardous and can be disposed of with regular trash.)

Boston residents must show proof of residency. 

For more information, please call the Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500.

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