Household Hazardous Waste Day

September 10, 2022

8 AM - 12 PM

Biddeford Recycling Center (371 Hill Street)

Residents of Biddeford, Saco, Scarborough, and Old Orchard Beach will have an opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no cost on September 10 from 8 AM - 12 PM. Proof of residency (such as a driver's license or tax bill) is required! 

Please note that the Recycling Center will be closed on September 10 to accommodate the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. Regular recycling materials will NOT be accepted during this event. The gates will be locked promptly at 12:00 p.m.


Anti-freeze, batteries: button & rechargeable, brake fluid, chemistry sets, chlordane, degreasers, drain cleaners, engine degreaser, motor oil, floor cleaner, fluorescent bulbs, furniture polish, gasoline, herbicides, insect sprays, insecticides, kerosene, metal polish, moth balls, no-pest strips, paint thinner, pesticides, photo chemicals, 1 lb. propane cylinders (no tanks), rodent killers, rust inhibitors, sealants, smoke detectors, solvents, spot remover, upholstery cleaner, wood preservatives, wood stain, wood strippers

ACCEPTED PAINT (and paint-related products):

Acrylic, alkyd, enamel, latex, oil based, water based deck coatings, field & lawn paints, floor paints, lacquers, metal coatings, primers, rust preventatives, sealers, shellacs, stains, undercoaters, urethanes, varnishes, waterproofing: concrete & masonry, wood sealers & repellants, aerosol paints (spray cans), art & craft paint, auto paint, caulking compounds, colorants, epoxies, glues, marine paint, resins, roof patch & repair, solvents, tints, wood preservatives

The following materials will not be accepted:

  • Pathological waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Tires
  • Explosives
  • Smoke detectors
  • Propane cylinders
  • Computers
  • Commercial waste
  • Unknown materials

To ensure safety, please:

  • Tighten caps and lids
  • Leave materials in their original labeled containers
  • Sort chemicals separately
  • Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes (not garbage bags) and drive directly to the site for dropoff
  • Do not smoke near chemicals
  • Do not mix chemicals