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Hazardous Waste Disposal in Boston

Hazardous waste disposal in Boston, Massachusetts is a service offered by ADCO Environmental Services which is a full-service waste management company serving the Boston area that is also able to dispose of low-level radioactive waste. ADCO offers waste generators such as businesses, government agencies, as well as industrial facilities in the Boston area with cradle to grave type waste disposal services for all types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams, and even radioactive waste. Whether you’re a very small quantity generator (VSQG) or a large quantity generator (LQG), ADCO is here to assist you with your waste disposal needs.

Boston Has Disposal Options

ADCO specializes in offering final disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, profiling of waste into processing facilities, laboratory waste packing (Labpacks) and lab clean-outs, Oil and Antifreeze disposal and pump-outs, even disposal of radioactive/nuclear waste such as sealed sources and N.O.R.M. waste.

ADCO can supply you with all types and sizes of USDOT approved shipping containers to pack your waste into or we can help you locate a supplier you may utilize on your own if you choose to buy your own supplies from a separate vendor. We work with a variety of container distributors nationwide and are happy to help you get in contact with the very vendors we utilize here at ADCO.

Even if you have a leaking container, look no further, ADCO has assisted numerous clients that have had leaking drums, totes, and other containers which were damaged and not roadworthy. Our staff is well trained in the proper drum overpacking and handling process for packages that are considered to not be in “Shippable Condition” and in need of being replaced.

ADCO is Here to Assist Boston

ADCO’s staff is often times contacted by waste generators that are in complicated situations regarding disposing of their waste such as: having waste contained in drums that are considered unique in size, drums/containers containing unknown contents, and then there are projects where state and/or federal agencies are now involved. ADCO’s promise has always been to properly manage your waste from cradle to grave and keep you in full compliance.

One Stop Waste Shop for Boston

With your permission, ADCO can prepare your hazardous waste profiles and shipping manifests for you. We can take away the task of having to prepare your waste disposal paperwork needed to dispose of your waste legally and let you get back to your other daily duties. Once your waste profiles are approved and your shipping paperwork is complete, we will contact you to schedule a mutually agreeable time to have the waste removed from your facility for final disposal.

We Specialize in the Following Services in Boston:

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Lab packing / Laboratory Cleanouts

  • Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Radioactive Waste Disposal

  • Servicing Industrial Clients

  • Spill Clean-Ups

  • Waste Remediation Projects

  • In Closing About Hazardous Waste Disposal in Boston:

    Disposing of hazardous waste in Boston, Massachusetts, requires following specific guidelines and using designated facilities and programs to ensure safe and compliant disposal. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to properly dispose of hazardous waste in Boston:

    1. Identify Hazardous Waste

    Hazardous waste includes items like:

  • Batteries

  • Paints and solvents

  • Pesticides and herbicides

  • Household cleaners

  • Motor oil and antifreeze

  • Electronics (e-waste)

  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes

  • Medications

  • 2. (For Residents) Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events

    The City of Boston holds HHW collection events several times a year where residents can drop off their hazardous waste for proper disposal. Check the city’s website or contact the Boston Public Works Department for dates and locations of upcoming events.

    3. (For Residents) Permanent Drop-off Locations

    Some hazardous waste items can be taken to permanent drop-off locations. For example:

  • E-waste: Some retail stores like Best Buy or Staples accept electronics for recycling.

  • Medications: Drop-off kiosks at Boston Police Department stations or participating pharmacies.

  • Batteries and fluorescent bulbs: Some hardware stores and retail locations may accept these items.

  • 4. Specific Disposal Instructions

    For certain hazardous waste items, follow these specific instructions:

  • Paints and Solvents: If latex paint is fully dried out, it can be disposed of with regular trash. Residents with Oil-based paints and solvents should take them to HHW events.

  • Motor Oil and Antifreeze: For residents with Oil and Antifreeze, many auto service stations and auto parts stores accept used motor oil and antifreeze.

  • Household Cleaners: If possible, use up these products entirely. Otherwise, if you are a resident with these and have no use for them, bring them to an HHW event.

  • 5. Residents Should Check with Local Authorities

    Always verify the disposal procedures by contacting the Boston Public Works Department or visiting their official website. They provide updated information on hazardous waste disposal, including any changes due to COVID-19 or other factors.

    6. Recycling Programs

    Utilize local recycling programs for items like electronics, batteries, and bulbs. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) website offers resources and information on recycling programs throughout the state for residents. ADCO can assist businesses and industrial facilities with these to dispose of.

    7. Commercial Hazardous Waste

    If you are a business or organization, you must comply with federal and state regulations for hazardous waste disposal. Contact a licensed hazardous waste hauler such as ADCO for guidance on proper disposal methods.

    By following these guidelines, you can ensure that hazardous waste is disposed of safely and responsibly in Boston, protecting both the environment and public health.