Floor Drains


Town of Foxborough Floor Drain Regulations


Port-a-johns


Outside Toilet Facilities Board of Health Regulations (Port-a-johns)

 

Hazardous Waste


Hazardous waste cleanup day is coordinated by the Foxborough Highway Department and is typically held on the 1st or 2nd Saturday in May.Click here to be directed to the Foxborough Highway Department's homepage.
Did you know?!?!?!  The Highway Department will not accept latex paint during the Hazardous Waste Clean Up Day.  Latex paint is non-hazardous and can simply be hardened and then placed in your regular trash for residential pickup.

Looking for additional information on hazardous waste found in your home?  Click here to be directed to the MA Department of Environmental Protection and learn more about how to properly handle and dispose of household hazardous waste.



Contaminated Sites

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection - Bureau of Waste Cleanup (Find information on contaminated sites).



Public Health Statistics

Environmental and Public Health Statistics in your Community.
Visit Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking.



Mercury


Photo of Trash Can with Message stating not to throw mercury in the trash
Did you know?!?!?!All mercury bearing items (fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, etc.) may be brought to the Highway Garage on Mondays, 7:30AM - 3:45PM (excluding holidays).

What do you do if there's a spill???

DO NOT PANIC!
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO VACUUM or SWEEP the mercury up.
VENTILATE the area - Open Windows and Doors.
CLEAR THE AREA - Do not allow people to walk through the contaminated area.
DO NOT dispose of mercury DOWN THE DRAIN.

For step by step instructions on how to contain/clean up a mercury spill, please see the following links...
A spill the size of a thermometer
A spill larger than one thermometer
A spill resulting from a CFL lightbulb breakage

When in doubt or have health concerns - Call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 (TTY: 1-888-244-5313)