Department News

Hazardous waste day May 3rd

This Saturday May 3rd is Hazardous waste day at the Tyngsborough Highway Department from 9am – 1pm.    Based on traffic back-up on Kendall Rd. last year, which resulted in numerous complaints and also presents a public safety hazard, there have been some adjustments made.  After consultation between the Police Chief, Highway Department Foreman, and the Health Dept.  the parking lot will be expanded by allowing residents who are waiting in line to wrap around the back of the Highway Department rather than wait and pull to the side of the road on Kendall Rd. causing a traffic hazard.    There will be Highway Dept. personnel on scene who will guide residents on where to go in the parking lot, there will be a police detail at the entrance of the Highway Dept. who will not allow traffic to park on Kendall Rd if the Highway Dept. parking lot becomes overloaded, please do not arrive prior to 8:30 am as Highway personnel need time to prepare the parking lot for the 9 am start.   People will be asked to return at a later time or park in the park & ride lot until there is  room in the Highway Dept lot.  Please see the brochure from the Health Department below, thank you for your cooperation.




Saturday, May 3, 2014    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 Highway Department, 87 Kendall Road (Rte. 113)

Board of Health 978-649-2300 Ext. 118 or

Proof of Tyngsborough & Dunstable residency is required: Driver’s license or current utility bill

                                                What Do I Bring?

From the Workbench                         From the Garage                                From the House

Oil Based Paints                                        Fuels/Gasoline/Kerosene                         Rubber Cement

Stains & Varnishes                                         Engine Degreaser                                    Airplane Glue

Wood Preservatives                             Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner              Fiberglass Resins

Paint Strippers/Thinners                        Transmission Fluid                                    Aerosol Cans

Solvent Adhesives                                         Car Wax, Polishes                                  Photo Chemicals

Lighter Fluid                                                      Driveway Sealer                                   Furniture Polish

Roofing Tar                                                       Toilet Cleaner                                           Antifreeze                    Oven Cleaner


From the Yard

Weed Killers                                      Swimming Pool Chemicals                         Spot Remover

Chemical Fertilizers                                     Motor Oil                                                Rug & Upholstery Cleaner

Flea Control Products                           Car Batteries                                                Hobby & Art Supplies

Poisons, Insecticides                             Fluorescent Lights/Tubes                      Floor & Metal Polish

Fungicides                                            Propane Tanks (shut off valve) Rechargeable and Button

Moth Balls                                                           Batteries


Charged Items (Cash Only)

Tires – $2.00 per tire (no oversize tires)

Propane Tanks – no charge for 20 lbs,     $1.00 for 1, 5, 10, 15 lbs,     $2.00 for 30, 40, 60 lbs


What not to bring:

Electronics                    Metal, Appliances, and Equipment

Ammunition                  Fireworks                                                         Explosives

Asbestos material         Empty Containers/Trash                                    Commercial or Industrial Waste

Radioactive Waste        Smoke Detectors                                              Infectious & Biological Waste

Syringes                       Prescription Medicines                         Alkaline Batteries*     Latex Paint*


How Can I Safely Transport Hazardous Waste

Leave materials in original containers

Tighten caps and lids

Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides and household cleaners

Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspapers


NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material


*non-hazardous – can be discarded in trash (paint needs to be dried out before discarding)