Orange trash bags have arrived, but we don’t have a lot. We’re asking people to purchase only two packages (20 bags) at a time so that everyone who needs them can get them. Please give Tinky a call at 339-5518 to let me know when you’d like to pick some up. As of August 3 Greg Cox will have some as well.
The Franklin County Solid Waste District is planning to hold the 2022 household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, September 24, at GCC’s Main Campus and the Orange Transfer Station.
Residents and businesses must pre-register by September 16th. Online pre-registration for the 2022 collection will begin in mid-August at franklincountywastedistrict.org. Mail-in registration forms will be available in late August at town transfer stations and in local newspapers.
Participants will be assigned an appointment time to bring wastes to the collection; an appointment time and instructions will be provided by mail after registration is processed.
The collection is free for residents of most of the District’s 21 member towns. Businesses may participate but must pay for disposal costs. For business registration information, call (413) 772-2438.
This collection provides an opportunity to dispose of hazardous items that should not be put in the trash, such as leftover oil-based paints, stains, thinners, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, motor oil, antifreeze, household cleaners, and other household chemicals. A more complete list of acceptable items is at: franklincountywastedistrict.org.
Batteries and mercury-containing items such as fluorescent light bulbs, thermometers, and thermostats will not be accepted at this collection. These items, which may contain mercury or heavy metals, should never be put in trash or recycling. Handle them carefully, bring them to a municipal transfer station or a Regional Hazardous Waste “Super Site,” and hand them to an attendant. In addition, fluorescent light bulbs are accepted at Lowe’s Stores (all types of fluorescents), and Home Depot (CFLs only).