NEWBURYPORT – The city and West Newbury will hold their annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. until noon.
The collection of household hazardous waste will be at Newburyport Department of Public Services, 16A Perry Way, and held rain or shine.
This drop-off allows residents to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible manner. Contractors may not use the event for disposal of materials.
A crew from Clean Harbors will accept oil-based paint, varnishes, pesticides, pool chemicals, gasoline and other hazardous household chemicals. Costs are $30 for up to 3 gallons or pounds and $36 for up to 10 gallons or pounds, and $60 for up to 25 gallons. Cash and checks accepted.
Clean Harbors won’t accept commercial/industrial waste, latex paint, ammunition, asbestos, radioactive material, fire extinguishers, or medical or biological wastes.
Residents are asked to leave materials in original labeled containers; tighten caps and lids and place containers in sturdy, upright boxes rather than in garbage bags; and to not mix chemicals. A full list of accepted materials may be found on the recycling page of the city’s website: www.cityofnewburyport.com/household-hazardous-waste.
A paper-shredding truck will be available to shred documents; the first file-size box is free, a $5 fee applies for each additional box.
In addition to paper shredding, there are four basic stations. Residents are asked to sort items when packing their vehicles:
Fluorescent and LED bulbs, printer ink, mercury thermometers and thermostats along with rechargeable batteries and smoke detectors;
Motor oil with tires and car/boat batteries;
Electronics and appliances (large and small);
Household chemicals and oil-based paints.
Workers at the event will hand out information about Newburyport’s community work with National Grid to save energy.