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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 am

The Franklin County Solid Waste District is holding its annual hazardous waste collection on Saturday, September 20th at GCC Main Campus and Orange Transfer Station.

Residents and businesses must pre-register by September 12th.  Online registration forms may be completed at: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org.  Registration forms will also be available at participating town offices and transfer stations. Participants will be assigned an appointment time to bring wastes to the collection; appointment time will be provided by mail after registration is processed.

The collection is free for residents of the following towns: Athol, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Petersham, Phillipston, Rowe, Royalston, Shelburne, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately. Gill, Orange and Sunderland residents must pay to participate in the 2014 collection.

Greenfield residents are not eligible; call 772-1528 for info on disposal in Greenfield or any other town.

Businesses must pay for disposal costs. For business registration information, call (413) 772-2438.

This collection provides an opportunity to dispose of hazardous items such as leftover oil-based paints, stains, thinners, household cleaners, pesticides, pool chemicals, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent lamps, automobile batteries, and other household chemicals.  For a complete list of acceptable items, visit: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/hazwasteday.html.

For more information, contact the District office at (413) 772-2438, email info@franklincountywastedistrict.org, or visit: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org.  MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD). The District is an equal opportunity provider.


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