Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The Franklin County Solid Waste District is holding its annual household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, October 1st at GCC Main Campus and Orange Transfer Station.
Residents and businesses must pre-register between August 25 and September 26. Online registration forms may be completed online at that time: Paper registration forms will be available at participating town offices and transfer stations. Participants will be assigned an appointment time to bring wastes to the collection; appointment time will be provided by mail after registration is processed.
The collection is free for residents of the following towns: Athol, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Petersham, Phillipston, Rowe, Royalston, Shelburne, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately. Barre, Gill, Orange and Sunderland residents must pay to participate in the 2016 collection.
Greenfield and Leyden residents are not eligible; call 772-1528 for info on year round disposal in Greenfield.
Businesses must pay for disposal costs. For business registration information, call (413) 772-2438.
This collection provides an opportunity to dispose of hazardous items such as leftover oil-based paints, stains, thinners, household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent lamps, automobile batteries, and other household chemicals. For a complete list of acceptable items, see:
For more information, contact the District office at (413) 772-2438, email, or visit: MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD). The District is an equal opportunity provider.