Collection & Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Whitman, Abington and Hanson Boards of Health along with the South Shore Recycling Coop hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in September / October for Whitman Residents.  Please return to this site in August for the details of the joint hazardous waste collection  Please visit the South Shore Recycling Coop's website, here you will find collection dates, what is and is not collected as well as other helpful recycling news.

Medication Disposal

Unused  or expired medications may be disposed of in the lobby of the Whitman Police Station in the green MedReturn Drug Collection Unit.  Please remove your personal information from the medicine's container.  You may drop your medication off in this secure drop box at any time.

Liquid medication disposal:  Latex paint hardener should be added to the liquid medication which will make the medication inert.  Once hardened the medication can be disposed in the household trash.

Sharps Collection

The Whitman Department of Public Works and the Whitman Board of Health reminds all Whitman residents that home sharps, as well as unopened packages of hypodermic needles and lancets, shall not be disposed of in solid municipal waste, including household waste.

Whitman residents may drop off their filled sharps containers Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the:
Board of Health Office
54 South Ave.
Whitman, MA 02382

Please call the office with any questions at 781-618-9755.

*Sharps containers should be hard plastic bottles with a screw type caps; preferably detergent type bottles. Only full containers will be accepted. Glass or clear plastic containers will not be accepted.