The South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative will hold a paint and oil collection for the 16 participating towns from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Lenox Department of Public Works. The Center for EcoTechnology will coordinate these collections.
The towns in the South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative sponsor this program. 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. No other type of oil or fuel will be accepted.
Latex paint will not be accepted at this event. Empty cans can be recycled with scrap metal. Dried-up cans of latex paint can be disposed with the regular trash. Empty cans of oil-based paint, stains and solvents can be disposed with the regular trash as well. Usable paint can be given away through freecycle.org or some non-profits.
To register online or for information about what can be brought to these collections, visit http://www.cetonline.org/events/household-hazardous-waste-collection/, email Amanda.Bates@cetonline.