At NEDT, our roots are set in making it easy to dispose of hazardous waste. We started by helping businesses navigate Massachusetts requirements for hazardous waste and remediation, but quickly realized that residents too needed a better way to deal with hazardous household products, which is where our collection centers come in. How quick and simple is it? It’s as convenient as Load Up, Pull Up, and Pay Up to easily dispose of hazardous waste from your home! [Read more…]
At NEDT, we accept many kinds of household hazardous products, but not hazardous construction materials. When it comes to hazardous waste such as asbestos or lead-painted wood, the risk they pose during removal, transit, and delivery puts both the homeowner and staff at risk. Today we’re going to talk about what to do when you discover hazardous construction materials like asbestos or painted lead, why you should leave removal and transportation to the experts, and what other materials you can bring into one of our collection centers. [Read more…]
When it comes to hazardous waste, a homeowner and a business owner have very different needs, types of hazardous products, and very different rules and regulations they need to follow. These distinctions are important to know whether you’re disposing of residential hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, or find yourself in an edge case like an at-home business. It’s time to learn the difference and get the resources you need to dispose of your hazardous waste. [Read more…]
At NEDT, we’ve been helping households get rid of their residential hazardous waste for years. If you’ve ever been curious or even hesitant about what a typical trip to one of our Household Hazardous Products Collection Centers is like, this blog and its video are for you! Watch and read on to learn about what to expect, how quick and easy the process is, and what you can do to prepare beforehand. [Read more…]
Today we’re highlighting one of our locations, our Westfield NEDT Household Hazardous Productions Collection Center! This is the most eye-catching of our locations from the iconic “batwing” to the gas station-style signage – because it was a gas station! To see the collection center at work, including how we handle and dispose of your household hazardous waste, and its history, read on.
NEDT at Work in Westfield
It may seem small on the outside, but our Westfield location houses a complete suite of tools and storage for all types of hazardous waste we accept. We provide car-side assistance in unloading and handling everything you bring in, so the batwing overhead helps both you and the staff during the often inclement New England weather.
History: The Famous Phillips 66 Batwing
As some of our older clients may have guessed or even seen back in their heyday of the 1960s, our Westfield location is one of the iconic Phillips 66 Gas Stations with the “batwing” roof extension that would cover the now-absent pumps. These gas stations were all over the place, eye-catching and futuristic, with a great sampling on both coasts, which you can see on RoadsideArchitecture.com. We’re even shown as an example on their Massachusetts Gas Station page! If you want to see one in its prime, check out this great photo on Dave Murchie’s Flickr page.
Before we moved in, it had also been an RCA store and a Budget car park. You can scroll through the various Google Maps Street Views to see them all!
Getting to Our Westfield Location
Because we’re located directly off of Route 20, getting to our location is easy! Check our Hours & Directions page for the days and hours of operation. You can also click this link to take you right to directions on Google Maps.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the photography and a little history of our Westfield NEDT location and why we think it’s so special. We hope to see you there so we can help you dispose of hazardous waste from your home. At NEDT, our tagline is “Because Household Hazardous Waste Shouldn’t Be Difficult,” and we stand behind it. Learn more about what you may have at home with our Fact Sheets and Blog, and if you need any assistance or would like to schedule a pick up, contact us.