At NEDT, our collection centers were created to make disposing of hazardous household waste and products easier – and is an ethos that extends to our pricing. We keep our pricing for disposal of hazardous waste simple, allowing you to know even before you come in how much you should expect to pay, as well as keeping the process of coming into our centers both fast and easy! Read on to learn more about how it all works.
Understanding Our “Pay as You Throw” Pricing System
Our pricing system focuses on keeping it simple for customers and staff alike: no hidden fees or head-scratching exceptions. Everything is either by weight or per item. You can see it below and view it online before coming in. We’ll discuss the pricing sheet below.
Saving Time and Energy with Pricing Groups
Ever wonder why we come out to your car with our cart with three containers? It’s all about groups! The majority of household hazardous waste we get fits into one of these three groups with different pricing tiers to reflect the cost of disposal.
Group 1: Automotive Waste and Latex
This includes all automotive waste products, such as antifreeze and coolants, motor oil and oil filters, transmission fluid, and grease, as well as latex-based products, first and foremost latex paint, but also latex sealants and joint compound.
Group 2: Oil and Solvents
Besides motor oil, which has the infrastructure in place to keep it easy to dispose of, all the oil-based products (including oil-based paints) are included here, including stains and sealers, gasoline, camping fuel, kerosene, and lighter fluid – also, solvents and paint thinners.
Group 3: Cleaning and Gardening Chemicals
Most common household chemicals fall under group three, many of which are hazardous. This includes cleaning products like drain cleaners, polishes, and ammonia, bleach, and other corrosive cleaners. Also included are gardening products such as pesticides and fertilizers. And pool chemicals.
Batteries, Electronics, Bulbs, and Mercury
After the three groups, we’ve got our “other” categories that contain everything else we dispose of. This includes:
- Batteries: Both household and automotive. More info on them here.
- Electronics: Miscellaneous electronics, including CTR monitors.
- Fluorescent Bulbs: Lamps and CFL bulbs of all shapes and sizes.
- Mercury-Containing Devices: This includes thermometers and thermostats, but also other devices.
If you’ve got any questions on pricing or what we accept, give us a call at 1 (866) 769-1621 or contact us online here. The NEDT Household Hazardous Products Collection Centers, located in Sutton and Westfield, MA, accept hazardous household products from residents of any municipality in Massachusetts and certain adjoining states. Hope to see you soon!