Our goal with our Collection Centers is to make the disposal of household hazardous waste easy – but we understand that not everyone can make it to our locations. In the spirit of our motto that hazardous waste disposal shouldn’t be difficult, we also provide a pick up service where we can come to your home and save you the trip. But how does it work, and what should you expect? That’s what this blog is for!
Our Pick Up Service: The Basics
Like with our in-person collection center service, our goal is to make disposal of your hazardous waste as quick and easy as possible with our pick up service as well. All it takes is four easy steps:
- Contact NEDT: Either by calling us at 1 (866) 769-1621 or using our online form, you contact us and let us know you need our pick up service.
- Follow Up and Information Collection: Either during that call or a follow-up call, we collect information on what you need to be picked up, including photos of the products you need disposal of.
- Quote and Payment: Using the information provided, we estimate the amount of household hazardous waste using our pricing system, plus a charge for pick up. Then you pay the amount.
- Pick Up and Invoice: We then come by and pick up your household hazardous waste. After we get back and process it, we settle up on any remaining balance from the estimate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most common questions we get about our service. If you have any others, feel free to leave a comment here, on our Facebook, or via our online form.
What is your service area for your pick up service?
We serve all residences within Massachusetts – sadly, due to state laws, we’re unable to service surrounding states with our pick up service, regardless of distance. Residences from out-of-state are allowed to deliver their household chemical wastes to one of NEDT’s Collections Centers, however.
Do I need to be there for pick up?
No! While we can schedule for pick up while you’re there, for your convenience, you can also place it outside in front of the garage or other easily accessible place for contactless pickup. Just let us know when discussing your location and needs.
Are there any requirements for pick up?
While there is no minimum amount of hazardous products we’re willing to pick up, customers generally wait until they have a reasonable amount of waste due to the service charge included in the invoice. You can take our online quiz to find out if it’s time for a trip or pick up.
Is this only available for household hazardous waste?
Yes. Our Household Hazardous Products Collection Centers are only for residential waste – businesses will need to use our commercial side at NEDTinc.com unless you are registered as a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) with the MA DEP. Read more about the program and how to get registered in our post, Small Business Hazardous Waste: MA’s VSQG Requirements.
We hope this blog has helped inspire you to get your hazardous waste out of your home. Learn more about what we accept and other at-home disposal options with our fact sheets. Ready to contact us about our pick up service? Call us at 1 (866) 769-1621 or with our online form today!
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