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Hazardous Waste collection day May 4

Thursday, April 25, 2013

MILFORD – Each May, a Household Hazardous Waste collection is held in Milford for people who find it more convenient than traveling to Nashua. The 2013 Milford Household Hazardous Waste collection will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 4, at the Milford Public Works Garage, 289 South St. (Route 13. Residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham and Windham are welcome to attend.

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

A variety of common household hazardous waste products are accepted at the collection events, including non-latex paints, solvents, oven cleaners, pool chemicals, pesticides, drain openers, and auto chemicals are just a few examples. For a complete list of accepted items, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 424-2240.

Electronics are also collected at all household hazardous waste events. There is a small fee for electronics recycling. Prices vary by item, but most common household electronics are $5.

For more information and a complete price list, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw. If you only bring electronics to a collection you do not have to pay the $10 user fee. However, if you bring electronics as well as other household hazardous wastes, you do need to pay the $10 user fee in addition to the electronics charge.

As a reminder, latex paint is not accepted at collection events; instead it should be dried out and disposed at your local landfill or transfer station. Medications are also not accepted at household hazardous waste collection events.

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