Northborough – The Town of Northborough has scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Day for Saturday, Oct. 26. Northborough residents only who have obtained a labeled waste carrier will be allowed to bring materials from 9 a.m. to noon to the Public Works Department Garage, 190 Main St.
Boxes for use at this function will be available to Northborough residents (one per address) who produce proof of residence. The charge for the box is $10 which helps to defray some of the costs of this program, and boxes will be available for pick-up at the Fire Department headquarters, 11 Pierce St., during the following times: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m. The number of boxes is limited, so distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
This year the town will continue to accept metal items (excluding refrigerators, microwaves, computers, and electronics) for drop off at no charge.?Materials which will be permitted at the drop-off are as follows: Oils (spent motor oil), gasoline, gasoline mixtures, auto batteries, pesticides, thinners, spent antifreeze, oil-based paints and stains, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, household chemicals (drain cleaners, cleaners, detergents, etc.,) aerosols, and fluorescent light bulbs.? Latex paint or stain cans may be opened to the air to dry and disposed of with weekly trash.
Materials which will not be permitted at the drop-off are as follows: Compressed gas cylinders (propane, oxygen, etc.,) smoke detectors, fireworks, ammunition, radioactives, tires, asbestos, white goods (refrigerators, etc.), pesticides containing Pentachlorophenol and/or 2, 4, 5-T/Silvex, PCB (capacitors, transformers, light ballasts). No commercial vehicles or commercial wastes will be allowed.
Residents are requested to bring permitted materials to the drop-off in labeled containers (preferably in the original can, bottle, etc.) placed in the cardboard carrier. The contents shall be packaged in a neat and orderly manner. Residents will be asked to present their driver's license for residency status and their labeled container at the gate.
The town will also be working in conjunction with the Northboro Junior Woman's Club to sponsor Styrofoam collection.?For more information regarding Styrofoam collection, visit northborojuniors.org or call 508-393-9206.