The South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative will hold paint and oil collections for the 16 participating towns from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, in Lenox and 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in Great Barrington. The Center for EcoTechnology will coordinate these collections. Registration deadline is May 29.

The towns in the SBHHW 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.

Please note that after July 1, Sandisfield residents will no longer be able to participate in this program due to town budgetary decisions.

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.

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.