Household Hazardous Waste

Products that contain corrosive, toxic, or flammable ingredients are considered household hazardous waste (HHW). These materials include common household items such as:

  • Cleaners
  • Oil-Based Paints
  • Oils
  • Pesticides
  • Rechargeable and Button Batteries

The next Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held in May 2020. 

Access these additional resources to help you understand and manage your household hazardous waste:


Improper disposal can pollute air, water, or soil and pose a threat to human health.

To avoid the potential risks associated with household hazardous wastes, always monitor the use, storage, and disposal of products with potentially hazardous substances in your home. Improper disposal of HHW includes pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them out with the regular trash. The next Mansfield Household Hazardous Waste collection day is currently scheduled for May 2020.

Until then, certain household hazardous waste can be disposed of as follows:

  1. Fluorescent Bulbs
  2. Mercury
  3. Paint
  4. Pressure-Treated Wood

Residents of Mansfield can return compact fluorescent, four foot and eight foot, U-tube, circular and high intensity discharge (HID) bulbs to the following locations at no charge. This is for residential use only.

You can go to the following places to dispose of fluorescent bulbs:

  • Mansfield True Value
    284 N Main Street
    Mansfield, MA 02048

    Phone: 508-339-5115
  • Mansfield Green Recycling Park
    Intersection of Pratt Street (Route 106) and East Street

    Mondays 10 a.m. to 3:45 pm
    Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 12:00 pm
    Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3:45 pm