Collection & Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Whitman, Abington, Hanson and Middleboro Boards of Health along with the South Shore Recycling Coop hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in September / October for Whitman Residents.  Please return to this site in August for the details of the joint hazardous waste collection  Please visit the South Shore Recycling Coop's website, here you will find collection dates, what is and is not collected as well as other helpful recycling news.

Whitman, Abington, Hanson & Middleborough
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
September 12, 2020 from 9 am - 1 pm
Due to an expected high turnout you must

pre-register for this event at

 Please visit South Shore Recycling Coop's website for acceptable items.

Please call our office with any questions - 781-618-9755

Medication Disposal

Unused  or expired medications may be disposed of in the lobby of the Whitman Police Station in the green MedReturn Drug Collection Unit.  Please remove your personal information from the medicine's container.  You may drop your medication off in this secure drop box at any time.

Liquid medication disposal:  Latex paint hardener should be added to the liquid medication which will make the medication inert.  Once hardened the medication can be disposed in the household trash.

Sharps Disposal - 

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The sharps container kiosk has arrived at the Whitman Police Department.  The sharps kiosk is located in the lobby of the Whitman Police Station. The kiosk will take 1 gallon or smaller puncture resistant containers such as the red sharps containers available at your local drug store, Walmart or Amazon. All containers should be securely closed to prevent needle sticks.

Not allowed in the kiosk:

  • NO glass containers
  • NO plastic or paper bags
  • NEVER leave a sharps container outside or on top of the kiosk

It is important all rules for using the kiosk are adhered to for the safety of workers that service the kiosk.


The Whitman Board of Health has contracted Stericycle, Inc. to service the kiosk. 

If you have any questions, please call the Board of Health at 781-618-9755.