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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hazardous waste collection set

MILFORD – Household hazardous waste, from oven cleaners to pesticides to old electronics, will be collected Saturday at the Milford Public Works garage.

The pickup is part of the monthly hazardous waste program run throughout the region and overseen by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission.

It will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at the garage, 289 South St. (Route 13). Residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham and Windham can attend.

There will be a $10 user fee per vehicle, which covers up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds of waste. People who bring more than this amount will be charged accordingly to help offset additional costs.

Common household hazardous waste products are accepted; by definition, these products are corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive. Nonlatex paints, solvents, oven cleaners, pool chemicals, pesticides, drain openers and auto chemicals are a few examples.

Electronics are also collected at all household hazardous waste events for a fee. Prices vary by item, but most common household electronics are $5. People who bring electronics only do not have to pay the $10 user fee.

As a reminder, latex paint is not accepted at collection. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed at your local landfill or transfer station.

Medications are also not accepted at household hazardous waste collection events.

For a complete list of accepted items, or fees, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240.