Hazardous Waste Collection Day

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p34_n34_Clipart_Hazardous_Waste_DayIt is time to start collecting your materials to bring to Suffield’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town highway garage on Ffyler Place behind the new CVS plaza.

This collection day allows residents to dispose of hazardous materials and thereby protect the environment from contamination. The average household has almost ten gallons of hazardous waste that, if improperly stored, can jeopardize the family’s health. Proof of residency (like a driver’s license) is required for this free service. Business waste is not accepted.

Latex paint will be accepted. Pharmaceuticals will not be accepted, but may be taken to the drop off box in the lobby of the police station. Antifreeze and oil may be placed curbside on recycling days, next to the recycling bin in sturdy, screw top plastic containers (not milk cartons) and properly identified. Do not mix. The limit is one gallon per pickup.

Residents are asked to bring qualified items in their original containers, if possible, or to identify them to ensure proper disposal. Products should not be mixed together in one container. Household products that will be accepted for proper disposal include poisons and pesticides, oil based and latex paints, preservatives, turpentine and solvents, paint stripper, hobby chemicals, bleaches, ammonia, and disinfectants, oven, toilet bowl and drain cleaners, nail polishes and removers, photographic chemical and swimming pool chemicals. Items that will not be accepted include commercial or industrial wastes, automobile batteries, gas cylinders, antifreeze and oil. Also not accepted are water reactive materials, explosives, radioactive materials (smoke detectors), pathological materials (bio-medical), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’S).

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