The Southern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District member towns will be holding an inaugural rigid plastic recycling collection from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Otis Recycling Center located at 538 West Center Road.

There is no charge for this collection but only residents from member towns are invited to participate and pre-registration is required by Aug. 21. Member towns include Alford, Becket, Monterey, Mount Washington, Otis and Washington.

Visit for a full list of acceptable and unacceptable rigid plastics and to register.

Information: or (413) 445-4556, ext. 14.