Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The Town of Hingham Department of Public Works coordinates Hingham's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections with the South Shore Recycling Cooperative.  Hingham hosts one collection per year typically in the Spring.  Anyone with proof of Hingham residency may attend this event at no charge.  For dates and time look for signs; check the town website; Hingham Journal; South Shore Recycling Cooperative website; or call the Department of Public Works at 781-741-1430.

Hingham is a member of the South Shore Recycling Cooperative. Verified residents may attend most of the other 10-12 South Shore Recycling Cooperative household hazardous waste collections/year at no charge with an authorization form from the Hingham Department of Public Works (proof of residency will be required).

Accepted hazardous wastes include oil based paints, insecticides/pesticides, and household chemicals. See South Shore Recycling Cooperative website for materials accepted.

Please go to South Shore Recycling Cooperative website for alternative dates and locations.

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Fall 2022 Dates

Various dates for Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held in the fall hosted by various towns(see flyer below for dates). 

To attend Hingham's Household Hazardous Waste Day as a resident you must pre-register with South Shore Recycling. You will need to show proof of residency at the event. 

To attend another town's collection date you must pre-register with South Shore Recycling and obtain an authorization form from the DPW.
To request an authorization form please send an email to Along with your email provide:
  • Name
  • Address
  • The town you pre-registered for
  • Screen shot or PDF of your drivers license or a current utility bill that has your name and address on it
Spring 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Flyer
HHW Pre Registration(Required for all dates)
To obtain authorization form Email DPW