The South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative will hold a paint and oil collection for the 15 participating towns from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Great Barrington Recycling Center. The Center for EcoTechnology will coordinate the collection.

The participating towns are Alford, Becket, Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Richmond, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, and West Stockbridge.

Acceptable materials are oil-based paint, stains, paint thinners, spray paint and turpentine, as well as waste motor oil. No other type of oil or fuel will be accepted.

Registration deadline is Aug. 13.

To register online or for information about what can be brought to these collections, visit, email or call CET at (888) 577-8448, ext. 14.