Great Barrington: Collaborative sets paint, oil collection

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The South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative will hold a paint and oil collection for its 15 participating towns from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Great Barrington Recycling Center, 601 Stockbridge Road.

The Center for EcoTechnology will coordinate the collection. Registration deadline is Oct. 6.

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, oil-based stains, paint thinners, spray paint and turpentine, as well as waste motor oil. No other type of oil or fuel will be accepted.

To register online or for information about what can be brought to these collections, visit www.cetonline.org/events, email Thomas.Jakubasz@cetonline.org, or call CET at 800-369-3333, ext. 142.

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