To assist the citizens of Auburn, the Board of Health has researched and discovered alternatives to dispose of waste items. The Board of Health strives to expand this list and welcomes ideas from the citizens. Please contact the Board with ideas.
Cost to Consumer
Batteries (Any Kind)
Interstate Battery 135 Washington Street Auburn, MA 01501
Computers, Printers, Monitors
Free or Reasonable Fee
Computers, Monitors, Printers, Peripherals
Computers, Televisions and All Electronics
METECH Recycling Phone: 508-795-1950
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 01501
Free Plus Cost of Take Home Disposal Box
Must be in approved personal take home containers.
Mercury and mercury containing items can be brought to the Office of the Board of Health the town offices at: 104 Central Street Auburn, MA 01501
Other Paints and varnishes
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.
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
Yellow pages, look up scrap metal multiple listings.
Town Fair Tire 320 Southbridge Street Auburn, MA 01501
$2 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.
Useable construction and Home improvement Materials
Habitat for Humanity runs a store in worcester called ReStore. They accept donations of usable home improvement materials and furnishings. Call them at 508-799-9259.
Free if the Donation Is Appropriate
Slightly used is okay. Call 508-799-9259 to set up an appointment.
Keep original containers, Massachusetts' state law requires that retailers who sell motor oil must take back the waste.