Great Barrington: Waste oil, paint collection planned

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The South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative will hold a paint and oil collection from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the recycling center, 601 Stockbridge Road, for its 15 participating towns.

The Center for EcoTechnology will coordinate the collection. Registration deadline is Sept. 7.

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 these collections, visit http://www.cetonline.org/events or email Thomas J. Jakubasz at Thomas.Jakubasz@cetonline.org or call CET at 800-369-3333, ext. 142.

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