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How to dispose of special wastes
To assist the citizens of Auburn The Board of Health has researched and discovered alternatives to dispose of the following waste items. The Board of Health strives to expand this list and welcomes ideas from the citizens. Please foreward ideas to our E-Mail or call them in.                              

Waste item
Disposal options
Cost to consumer
Special conditions
Waste oil
Keep original containers, Massachusetts' state law requires that retailers who sell motor oil must take back the waste
May have to be in original containers
Paint, Water based
Water based or latex paints can be thrown out in the
regular trash if they are thoroughly dried first. To dry quickly, mix in sawdust,kitty litter or other loose media and let stand until completely dry

Only latex and water based
Home Medical Sharps
The Board of Health, partnering with CVS Pharmacy and Casella Waste has installed a collection box at the CVS Pharmacy at 676 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA
Free plus cost of take home disposal box
Must be in approved personal take home containers
Other Paints and
These compounds are always hazardous. Hold non-latex/ water based paints until a
Hazardous Collection event is held. You can also check the Leicester recycle center to determine if they will accept this material

Town fair tire 320 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA
$2.00 per tire
The rim must be removed from the tire. Town Fair Tire will remove the tire from the rim for a reasonable additional fee.
Scrap metal
Yellow pages, look up scrap metal multiple listings.
Batteries (any kind)
Interstate battery 135 Washington Street, Auburn, MA
Mercury and mercury containing items can be brought to the Office of the Board of Health the town offices, 104 Central Street, Auburn, MA
Useable construction and Home improvement
Habitat For Humanity (508)799-9259
Habitat for Humanity runs a store in worcester called
ReStore. They accept donations of usable home
improvement materials and furnishi
Free if the donation is appropriate
Slightly used is OK
Call to set up an appointment
Check the website
Computers, Televisions
and all electronics
METECH Recycling (508) 795-1950
Reasonable fee
Computers, printers,
free or reasonable fee
Computers, monitors,
printers, periferals
Unlisted Items
Town of Auburn, 104 Central Street, Auburn, MA 01501
Hours: Monday 8am - 7pm, Tues-Thurs 8am - 4pm, Friday 8am - 1pm
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