Hazardous Materials

Regulations



21E



Handling & Storage of Hazardous Materials



Residential Underground Storage Tank (RUST) 0% Loan Program


0% loan assistance is availalble for removal and replacement of residential underground storage tanks and fuel lines for home heating fuel.

For more information please contact:

Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
Ph.: 508-375-6908
Fax: 508-362-2603


Please click here to view the program flyer.

Household Hazardous Products Collections


2016 Household Hazardous Products Collections for Yarmouth residents and homeowners have been scheduled for Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, October 1 both from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Yarmouth Senior Center, 528 Forest Rd. West Yarmouth. Please click here for detailed information.

Small businesses must first contact the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension to arrange to participate at a cost. Please contact Kalliope Erin Egloff at 508-375-6699 (weekdays), 800-319-2783 (voicemail for nights and weekends), 774-487-8802 (cell) or . For the 2016 Small Business Response Form please click here.

SOME ITEMS DO NOT NEED TO BE DISPOSED AT A HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS COLLECTION - Please be aware of disposal procedures for the following items.

Materials that ARE NOT accepted at hazardous waste collections:

Old latex paint should be dried out before being disposed of in household trash. If there is more than will dry out cat litter can be used for absorbing latex paint.

The Yarmouth Residential Drop-Off Area at 600 Forest Rd. will accept on a daily basis:
  • Motor oil (up to 2 gallons per person per day) - oil tank
  • Antifreeze - antifreeze tank
  • Batteries (dry cell, nickel cadmium) - please see gate house attendant
  • Fluorescent bulbs - please see gate house attendant
  • Empty aerosol cans - in the co-mingled roll-off.
Mercury containing devices are accepted at Household Hazardous Products Collections, but can also be recycled daily at the Residential Drop-Off Area - please see the gate house attendant.

Proper Disposal of Medications


CLICK BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON PROPER MEDICATION DISPOSAL

COUNTY INFORMATION

FEDERAL INFORMATION
YARMOUTH POLICE PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND SYRINGE DISPOSAL

The Yarmouth Police Department, located off of Higgins Crowell Road at One Brad Erickson Way in West Yarmouth has a permanent, secure drop off box for unwanted prescription medications.

Mercury Management Guidance


The disposal of mercury-containing products in the general trash is prohibited by law. The Town Disposal Area at 600 Forest Rd. accepts mercury-containing products for recycling. Please see the gatehouse attendant.

Click here for guidance on how to clean up a mercury spill.

Click here for guidance on how to clean up broken fluorescent light bulbs.