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Annual household hazardous waste collection event set for Sept. 20

Been meaning to properly dispose of that old oil-based paint and turpentine?

The annual hazardous waste collection will be Sept. 20.

Register by Sept. 12

Residents and businesses must register by Sept. 12. Online registration forms may be completed at: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org. Registration forms will be available at participating town offices and transfer stations and will appear in ads in this newspaper.

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 Franklin County Solid Waste Management District at 413-772-2438, email info@franklincountywastedistrict.org or visit: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org.

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