Friday September 14, 2012

The town will host a paint and oil collection on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Great Barrington Recycling Center, 601 Stockbridge Road, for the 16 participating towns that form the South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative.

The Center for EcoTechnology will coordinate these collections. It is sponsored by the towns in the Collaborative.

The participating towns are Alford, Becket, Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Richmond, Sandisfield, 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. Latex paint will not be accepted at this event.

To register online or for information about what can be brought to these collections, visit, email, or call CET at (888) 577-8448, ext. 10 or 30.