Collection & Disposal of Hazardous Waste

HHW Fall Flyer 2023

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.  Registration is required! Please use the Register Here link below!

 Fall 2023 Collection Days

Sat, 10/07/23 9am to 1pm Whitman, with Abington, East Bridgewater and Hanson. NO LATEX PAINT !

Sat, 11/04/23 9am to 1pm Hanover, with Norwell and Rockland. NO LATEX PAINT!

Sat, 11/11/23 9am to 1pm Plymouth.  NO LATEX PAINT!

Sat, 11/18/23 9am to 1pm Hull. NO LATEX PAINT!

* off-rim auto and pickup truck tires only.  Registration is required, click on the register here link below.  Limit 5 tires/vehicle.

**Latex paint "cleans up with soap and water".  Please separate it from your hazardous material.  It will be recycled into Recolor Paints in Hanover.  Latex paint may also be dried and disposed with regular trash.  More paint info on SSRC website.

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.

Click Here to Register for Tire Collection

Sharps/Needles & Medication Collection Day 2023

Drive-Thru Collection Day April 22nd, 2023 10AM to 2PM Whitman Police Department Parking Lot 20 Essex Street

Click link for the Flyer Sharps/Needles/Medication Collection Day 2023

Sharps Disposal - 

Click Here for Flyer 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.  You can also use an empty 1 gallon laundry detergent container.  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
  • Do not bring sharps to Town Hall - All sharps must be placed in Sharps kiosk at Police Station.  If kiosk is full, please return another day when it is empty to deposit your sharps.

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.  

MAY 24th, 2023      


Curbside Mattress Pickup!

Mattress Recycling

HandUp Mattress Recycling will schedule a pickup of your mattresses and box springs at your home for $50.00 per unit.  Note that a mattress and box spring are considered 2 units.  For reservations for the May 24th pickup date please use the link below.

This is a partnership between HandUp Mattress Recycling and the South Shore Recycling Cooperative.  Please click on the link below if you would like to schedule a pick up!

Click Here to Schedule