Collection & Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Whitman Board of Health along with the South Shore Recycling Cooperative hold several Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days during the year.  These collection dates are open for Whitman Residents to attend with proof of residency required.   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.

Fall 2021 Collection Days
9AM to 1PM
9/11 East Bridgewater, with Abington, Hanson, & Whitman  (NO LATEX PAINT)
9/25  Braintree (NO LATEX PAINT)
10/2  Hanover, with Norwell & Rockland (Usable latex paint accepted)
10/30  Plymouth (NO LATEX PAINT)
11/6  Middleboro (NO LATEX PAINT)
11/13  Hull (NO LATEX PAINT)

Whitman Residents
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Due to an expected high turnout you must

pre-register for these events at

 Please visit South Shore Recycling Coop's website for acceptable items.

**Please note: Mercury is a silver liquid used in many consumer products.  It is ILLEGAL to dispose of mercury or mercury-containing products in the trash or recycling. 
For more information regarding disposing of Mercury please visit

Please call our office with any questions - 781-618-9755

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 Disposal - 

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The sharps container kiosk has arrived at the Whitman Police Department.  The sharps kiosk is located in the lobby of the Whitman Police Station. The kiosk will take 1 gallon or smaller puncture resistant containers such as the red sharps containers available at your local drug store, Walmart or Amazon. All containers should be securely closed to prevent needle sticks.

Not allowed in the kiosk:

  • NO glass containers
  • NO plastic or paper bags
  • NEVER leave a sharps container outside or on top of the kiosk
  • No unused liquid medication in needles

It is important all rules for using the kiosk are adhered to for the safety of workers that service the kiosk.


The Whitman Board of Health has contracted Stericycle, Inc. to service the kiosk. 

If you have any questions, please call the Board of Health at 781-618-9755.