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Disposal Options

If an aquarium is in good condition (no leaks) please consider donating it to a local organization. For more information on local donations visit our donations page. If it is not in good condition, it may be thrown away with your household trash or brought to the District Transfer Station for disposal if it is too large for your household trash. If aquarium lighting contains fluorescent or metal halide lamps, these must be removed prior to disposal since they contain mercury. Mercury lamps may be brought to the District Transfer Station for special recycling. Learn more about special recycling for mercury lamps.


The fee associated with your town drop-off or curbside collection service applies for this item.


  • Municipal solid waste (MSW), Construction & Demolition Debris: $148 per ton
  • Minimum Fee - 100 lbs. or less - mixed debris: $9 per load


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