Mayor Daniel Bianchi announces a Household Hazardous Waste collection is planned for Pittsfield residents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Residents may bring the household hazardous products to the City of Pittsfield Public Works Highway facility located at 232 West Housatonic St. Enter through the rear entrance at 81 Hawthorne Ave.
The collection is free to residents.
The Center for Eco Technology is coordinating this collection. Businesses such as paint contractors, plumbers, and others that generate small quantities of hazardous waste may participate in this collection by paying a fee directly to Clean Harbors Inc., the hazardous materials collection company.
Most products that have labels that indicate: caution, toxic, poison, flammable, may be brought to the collection and should not be discarded in the trash. Paint thinners and solvents, pesticides, mercury bearing products (thermometers, thermostats, ect), drain cleaners, and gasoline are a few examples of acceptable material.
Mercury containing button batteries and rechargeable cell-phone and tool batteries can be recycled at this collection.
Fluorescent tube and compact lamps may be brought to Covanta located at 500 Hubbard Ave. for no charge.
For more information about what can be brought to the collection, visit www.cetonline.org/events/household-hazardous-waste-collection-pittsfield/
For more information about the event, contact Jamie. email@example.com or call CET at (413) 445-4556, ext. 14.