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Friday, November 1, 2002


Hazardous waste collection day

The fall Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the DPW Building behind the transfer station. The collection is sponsored by the Carlisle Board of Health and paid out of transfer station sticker fees. Clean Harbors will conduct the collection, which is free to residents who have a valid transfer station sticker.

WHAT TO BRING: Oil-based paints, stains, thinners and strippers, solvents and varnishes, adhesives, glues, resins, waste fuels, (kerosene, gasoline) engine degreasers, brake fluids, poisons, cleaners, spot removers, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, creosote, moth balls, arts and crafts supplies, antifreeze.

WHAT NOT TO BRING: Latex paint (containers should be opened, allowed to dry and disposed of in the regular trash collector), smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fireworks or explosives, prescription medicines/syringes, radioactive wastes, fire extinguishers, cathode ray tubes, biological waste, unknown materials.

CRT RECYCLING: Computer monitors should be left in or near the swap shop for recycling.

BATTERIES: Batteries do not need to be brought to the hazardous waste collection. Residents can dispose of ordinary household batteries (AAA - D, alkaline, nickel cadmium) by giving them to the attendant at the transfer station. There is a regular collection point for lead-acid or car batteries.

SWAP TABLE: A swap table for new and unused paint, motor oil, cleaners, etc. will be open from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Clean Harbors will select items appropriate for exchange.

THERMOMETER EXCHANGE: Glass mercury fever thermometers may be exchanged for new digital thermometers. Mercury-containing thermostats will be collected for disposal.

SAFETY: Tighten caps and lids, leaving materials in original labeled containers. Sort and pack separately paint, pesticides, household cleaners. Avoid spills and do not place in garbage bags. Never mix chemicals. Cars should not block the entrance to the transfer station.

HOURS: The collection will begin at 9 a.m. and close promptly at noon. Cars must be in line before noon. Once the hazardous waste containers are sealed, they cannot be opened for latecomers.

Volunteers are needed to count cars, check for stickers and help with the swap table. If you would like to volunteer for an hour or two the day of the collection, call the board of health at 1-978-369-0283. Community service points will be provided to interested high school students. If you have any questions about what you are bringing, contact the board of health.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito