CET to hold South County paint and oil waste collection this Saturday

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GREAT BARRINGTON - The South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative will hold from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday a paint and oil waste collection for residents of its 16 member towns.

The collection will be coordinated by the Center for EcoTechnology at the Great Barrington Recycling Center, 601 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Residents from the following towns can register to participate: Alford, Becket, Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham and West Stockbridge.

Acceptable materials include oil-based paint, stains, paint thinners, spray paint, turpentine, and waste motor oil. No latex paint or other types of oil or fuel will be accepted.

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 donated to various nonprofits.

To register online or for information about what can be brought to these collections, visit cetonline.org/events/paint-oil-collection, email Jamie.Cahillane@cetonline.org, or call CET at 888-577-8448, Ext. 14.


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