Solid Waste - Banned Materials

Solid Waste - Banned Materials


Hazardous and recyclable items are banned from disposal or transfer for disposal at solid waste facilities in New York.

Important: Sharps Disposal Ban Effective July 1, 2012

Disposal of all used and unused/unopened home sharps in household trash or recycling is prohibited by New York state law. Home sharps includes hypodermic needles and lancets that result from personal use or use on pets.

Examples of Banned Materials

Waste Ban materials include but are not limited to:

  • Glass containers
  • Hazardous waste
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Leaves and yard waste
  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Single resin narrow-necked plastics
  • Tree and landscaping waste
Construction & Demolition Waste Ban Details
Materials generated from, but not limited to, the processes of construction, demolition, and renovation, including domestic home improvements.

This includes anything that has been permanently affixed to a residence such as sheetrock, plaster and roofing. To dispose of this waste please call a private hauler or transport it to a commercial transfer station.

Leaf & Yard Waste Ban Details
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Other similar compostable materials
  • Plant cuttings
  • Please see yard waste collection for information on how to dispose of yard waste.
  • Shrub trimmings
  • Tree branches and vines not exceeding 4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length
Tree & Landscaping Waste Ban Details
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Fencing
  • Manure
  • Rocks
  • Sand
  • Sod
  • Soil
  • Tree stumps
  • Trunks or limbs 4 inches or more in diameter and/or 4 feet or more in length
  • Wood
  • Wood chips
Hazardous Waste Ban Details
All products which are deemed as hazardous waste, either by state guidelines or by the Director of Public Health, cannot be given for curbside collection and must be removed either by a private certified removal company, or be disposed of during the town household hazardous waste collection day.
Hazardous Waste Disposal


Household hazardous waste is banned from disposal in trash or recycling by state law. The Sanitation Division sponsors free annual household hazardous waste disposal events to all Framingham residents. Contact us for information on the next event by phone 508-532-6001.

Household Hazardous Waste Includes:

  • Aerosol paints
  • Caustic cleaners/degreasers
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Concentrated fertilizers
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Oil, enamel or lead based paints
  • Old gasoline / kerosene
  • Paint thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Photo chemicals
  • Pool and spa chemicals
  • Rodent poisons
  • Urethanes
Materials Not Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Day
  • No latex paint - Latex paint is non-hazardous and may be dried out and disposed of with regular trash.
  • Radioactive waste including radioactive type smoke detectors (batteries can be removed and the smoke detector can be disposed of with regular trash)
Medical Sharps
Effective July 1, 2012, home medical sharps are banned from disposal in trash or recycling by state law. Home medical sharps include all use and unused/unopened home sharps (hypodermic needles and lancets that result from personal use or use on pets- including Epipens. These items cannot be disposed of in the curbside program or at the recycling center.