South County paint, oil collection on Saturday

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GREAT BARRINGTON -- The South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative will hold a paint and oil collection on Saturday for its 16 participating towns.

The event will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Great Barrington. The Center for EcoTechnology is coordinating the collection.

Acceptable materials include 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 also not be accepted at this event.

The participating towns include, Alford, Becket, Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham and West Stockbridge.

To register, or receive more information about what can be brought to the collection, go to www.cetoline.org/events/paint-oil-collection; send an email to Jamie.Cahillane@cetonline.orh; or call (888) 577-8448 ext. 14.

Residents from communities that are not participating should call their City or Town Hall for information about hazardous household product collections.


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