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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection REGIONAL events
Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet have 3 HHW collection events. Folks from this region may attend Provincetown, Truro or Wellfleet dates without payment or registration. There are 24 events scheduled Cape-wide in 2023, see this map. For Outer Cape residents to attend an up-Cape event, click here to register.
Small Business Hazardous Waste (Very Small Quantity Generator) Collection events: Small businesses (VSQGs) attend HHW events through appointment. All businesses that use chemicals may register with this VSQG form and contact Kalliope Erin Chute, Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist | Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Email kalliope.chute@CapeCod.gov, Office (508) 375-6699.
The Provincetown Health Department, as agents of the Provincetown Board of Health, performs many important functions relative to the protection of public health, the promotion of sanitary living conditions, and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.
The scope of the Provincetown Health Department's work includes:
- Administration of the Provincetown Board of Health
- Emergency Planning and Preparedness
- Subsurface and Public Sewage Disposal
- Food Service (with ServSafe training)
- Rabies Control/Quarantine (with Animal Control Officer)
- Beach Water Quality Monitoring (with the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment)
- Communicable Disease Control (with the Barnstable County Public Health Nurse)
- Solid Waste and Recycling (with the Department of Public Works)
- Hazardous & Infectious Waste (with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension)
- Permit Review (with the Department of Community Development)
- Licensing and Inspections (with the Licensing Department)
- Tobacco Control (with the Cape Cod Regional Tobacco Control Program)
2023 Beaches Water Quality sampling program to meet the requirements of 105 CMR 445.000: MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BATHING BEACHES
Is operated in partnership with the Harbormaster's Office, with sampling and lab reporting provided by Barnstable County.
Click here to view sampling results.
How do I file a complaint with the Health Department?
If you have a concern or complaint for the Health Department to investigate- call (508) 487-7020.