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August 20, 2010

Holiday trash, recycling schedules

NEWBURYPORT — There will be no trash or recycling pickup on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.

For the rest of the week, trash and recycling will be delayed by one day. For example, if a resident's regular trash day is Monday, it will be delayed one day to Tuesday for that week only; each day thereafter is also delayed by one day from the regular day.

The regular first Saturday of the month drop-off recycling day will also be delayed and will be held in conjunction with the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day the following weekend on Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Department of Public Services barn at 16 Perry Way.

Newburyport, West Newbury and Merrimac, in conjunction with the Newburyport DPS, will be holding the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day.

The event, which will be held rain or shine, provides residents of these areas with the opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible manner. The maximum amount of material a resident can dispose is a full carload, which is 25 gallons or 25 pounds. Contractors may not use Household Hazardous Waste Day to dispose of materials.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services will be on site Sept. 11 to accept oil-based paints (no latex paint), varnishes, pesticides, spray cans and other household hazardous chemicals. Costs are $28 per 10 gallons or $45 per 25 gallons. In addition, residents may dispose of mercury-containing waste, including batteries, thermometers, thermostats and fluorescent lamps for $.07 per foot. TVs under 32 inches and computer monitors will be accepted for a $10 fee. A nominal fee also applies other appliances.

Clean Harbors will not be accepting commercial/industrial waste, latex paint, ammunition, asbestos, radioactive material, fire extinguishers, or medical or biological wastes. To ensure safety, please adhere to the following handling procedures: leave materials in original labeled containers; tighten caps and lids; place containers in sturdy upright boxes rather than in garbage bags; avoid smoking while handling hazardous materials. Most importantly, do not mix chemicals.

A full list of accepted materials may be obtained from the Health Department at 978-465-4410, or you may find the information on the home page of the city of Newburyport website (www.cityofnewburyport.com).

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