Other Disposal Resources
Lead, Rechargeable, and Car batteries
Justin Nietsche will accept the following - $10.00 per appointment. To schedule a pick-up, please contact Justin Nietsche at 774-272-0148.
Button-cell batteries are no longer manufactured with Mercury. The collection of button-cell batteries ended on December 31, 2020. These can now be safely disposed of in the trash.
These are hazardous and cannot be placed in your rubbish. One suggestion, is to contact New England Disposal Technologies (NEDT) - they are a state permitted, pay-as-you-throw household hazardous waste collection center in Sutton, MA. Please contact them directly at 866-769-1621 for pricing. It varies by product.
The Home Depot, 530 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury has a return program by their Courtesy Counter - free of charge
Are not hazardous and may be disposed of in your Pay As You Throw (PAYT) rubbish bag.
CONSTRUCTION and BUILDING MATERIAL DEBRIS
The following individuals will pick up small rubbish & building material at your residence for a fee:
- Zona Company at (508) 752-4226
FLUORESCENT TUBES - up to 4 feet in length
Shrewsbury residents may return to Rocky’s Ace Hardware, 261 West Main Street, Northborough.
Requirements: Please wrap Fluorescent Tubes to prevent breakage. Broken tubes will not be accepted. Please be prepared to show proof of residency. There is no fee for this service.
FLUORESCENT TUBES - over 4 feet in length
Tubes over 4 feet in length are considered commercial size. These contain mercury. Residents can contact New England Disposal Technologies (NEDT)- a state permitted, pay-as-you-throw household hazardous waste collection center located in Sutton, MA. The center is open to all Massachusetts residents and pre-registered very small quantity business generators of hazardous waste. Please contact them directly for pricing, as it varies by product: NEDT Flier with pricing - 2019
Residents may dispose of medication (see what is and what isn’t accepted below) in a drop-off kiosk box located at:
197 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545 (Open 24 hours)
Questions? Please contact CVS Pharmacy directly at: 508-752-0439
ACCEPTED: Unwanted or expired over-the-counter medication and/or
unwanted or expired prescription medication in tablet form or in liquid form (up to 4 ounces).
NOT ACCEPTED: Sharps - i.e. diabetic needles, lancets, EpiPens, etc., liquid medication over 4 ounces inhaler (aerosol cans)
Useful link: HOW TO DISPOSE OF UNUSED MEDICATION
- Mercury thermometers and Mercury thermostats (The Health Department CANNOT accept any type of mercury-bearing light bulb or fluorescent tube).
Note: If you have a broken mercury thermometer or thermostat, please secure it in a tightly-sealed lidded container. Questions? Please contact the Health Department at 508-841-8384.
PROPANE TANKS and HELIUM TANKS
Propane tank* disposal (empty or not) can be returned for a fee of $5.00 per tank to:
Dileo Gas, Inc., 630 Sunderland Road, Worcester, MA 01604 - Telephone: 508-797-5878
*The smallest size tank Dileo will accept are the propane tanks for a BBQ example: Blue Rhino, etc.)
ONE POUND PROPANE and HELIUM TANKS
Will accept the following (fees apply, please call for pricing):
- One Pound Propane tanks (Coleman type whether they are empty or not)
- Helium tanks (with helium inside)
- Helium tanks (empty and knock-out on tank must be removed)
Central Mass Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) has a tire collection program whereby residents of Shrewsbury can have tires collected and disposed of at no charge during the warm months. Rims must be removed first. This is a seasonal program.
To arrange for collection, residents can email CMMCP directly or call them at 508-393-3055.
SHARPS - Diabetic needles, Syringes, EpiPens, and Lancets
- Sharps must be in a tightly sealed puncture-proof container. Individual or loose sharps will not be accepted. The Health Department reserves the right to refuse containers that are not deemed safe.
- You must be a Shrewsbury resident. Please be prepared to show proof of residency.
Residents should also check with their healthcare provider for other proper disposal options.
Non-residents should reach out to the Health Department within their own community for safe disposal options.