Devens Household Hazardous Waste Center


Residents of Ayer may use the Devens Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center to properly manage household toxic waste, such as unused cleaners, leftover paints, pool chemicals, and rechargeable batteries.

The Center is located behind 9 Cook Street on Devens.  It is open for customers from March to December on the first Wednesday and following Saturday from 9 to noon.  Average wait times are 3 minutes for an easy-in and easy-out operation.

See the Devens HHW brochure (click on the small brochure to enlarge).

For more information, go to the Devens HHW website or call 978-501-3943.  The website is updated in case of weather or other issues.


The Devens HHW Center is also available to businesses that do not exceed DEP’s threshold for Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) and generate less than 220 pounds (approx. 27 gallons) of ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic, or hazardous waste or waste oil per month and no acutely hazardous waste.