Household Hazardous Waste
Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes contaminates the environment. These may include:
- Auto Batteries
- Brake Fluid
- Drain Openers
- Fluorescent Light Tubes and Bulbs
- Oil-based Paints and Stains
- Household Cleaners
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Lighter Fluids
- Propane Tanks
- Pesticides and Weed Killers
- Photo Chemicals
- Pool Chemicals
- Thinners and Solvents
- Used Motor Oil
- Elemental Mercury, Mercury Thermometers, and Mercury Thermostats
Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste. Dried latex paint can be safely disposed of with household trash. You may add cat litter into latex paint to speed up the drying process.
The Health Department partners with the City of Marlborough in offering our residents two collection events each year. These collection events are free for all Hudson residents. They are usually held in April and October of each year. Our next collection event will be held on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. See flyer here.
If you wish to dispose of unwanted household hazardous material without waiting for our next free collection event, please contact NEDT's facility in Sutton, MA. They accept household hazardous materials from Hudson for a small disposal fee.
Unwanted medications can be safely disposed of 24/7 at the Hudson Police Station.