Great Barrington: Collaborative plans paint and oil collection


The South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative will hold a paint and oil collection from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Great Barrington Recycling Center, 601 Stockbridge Road. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 23.

The Center for EcoTechnology will coordinate this collection for the 15 towns in the collaborative. The participating towns are Alford, Becket, Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Richmond, 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.

To register online or for information about what can be brought to the collection, visit, email or call CET at 800-369-3333, ext. 238.


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