Hazardous Materials

These materials should not be disposed of at the Alford Transfer Station. There are two different types of household hazardous waste collection days sponsored by the Southern Berkshire Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

  • Paint and Oil Collections: Acceptable materials: Used motor oil, oil-based paint, oil-based stain, and oil-based paint related products (such as paint remover and stripper.) Latex paint and empty paint cans are not accepted. Dried latex paint can be thrown in the trash.
  • Comprehensive Collections: Acceptable materials include: oil-based paints, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, paint strippers/thinners, solvent adhesives, lighter fluid, fuels/gasoline/kerosene, antifreeze, degreasers, driveway sealer, brake fluid/carburetor cleaner, transmission fluid, car wax, polishes, roofing tar, pool chemicals, poisons, insecticides, fungicides, fertilizers, weed killers, moth balls, flea control products, rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resins, photo chemicals, chemistry sets, floor and metal polish, oven cleaner, drain and toilet cleaner, spot remover, rug and upholstery cleaner, hobby/artist supplies, mercury thermometers, thermostats, button batteries, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent bulbs. Televisions and computers may be accepted for a fee.
  • Hazardous Waste Collection Days: Alford residents should direct inquiries to Jim Wilusz at (413) 243-5540 of the Southern Berkshire Household Hazardous Committee for information on upcoming collections. If you do not receive a response then please reach out to Veronique Blanchard at (413) 325-3472), the MassDEP Western District Municipal Assistance Coordinator, for inquiries related to household hazardous waste collection days.