Do you have stuff that’s too bad for the trash? South Shore Recycling Cooperative member towns will host seven household hazardous waste collections this spring. Residents of host and co-host towns may attend at no charge. Collections are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows:
April 23 — Plymouth and Middleboro, at Plymouth DPW, 169 Camelot Dr.
April 30 — Hanover, at Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Rt. 139). Usable latex paint* also accepted.
May 14 — Duxbury and Kingston, at Duxbury Middle-High School, St. George St.
May 21 — Hingham, at Plymouth River School, 200 High St.
June 4 — Hanson, at Plymouth County Hospital, 252 High St.
June 11 — Scituate and Cohasset, at Scituate Highway Department, 68 Capt. Pierce Road. Usable latex paint* also accepted.
Residents of those, and of member towns Abington, Norwell, Rockland, and Whitman may attend collections that their town isn’t hosting/co-hosting at their home town’s expense. To do so, obtain and bring a signed Authorization Form from your town’s responsible department (DPW, Health Dept. or Marine/Environment). Some towns may limit subsidized quantities to 25 gallons or 50 pounds.
Residents from any town without an Authorization Form may attend for a fee of $24 /10 gal or 20 lbs., or $45 /25 gal or 50 lbs of waste. (Volumes are based on container size, not contents). Commercial generators, call ahead to 1-617-852-3086 to arrange disposal and payment. Please bring a check.
Bring: Oil-based paint**, stains**, automotive fluids**, solvents, gasoline, herbicides, pesticides, photography and pool chemicals, acids, bases, and toxins in secure, labeled containers.
*Usable leftover latex paint will ONLY be accepted at the three collections indicated. The Paint Exchange LLC also accepts it at their Rockland site for a fee of $2/can, and remanufactures it into new paint. To see if your paint qualifies, and for hours of operation, go to ssrcoop.info/, click on “Latex Paint”, or call 339-214-8462. If paint has been frozen, or has an odor, skin or chunks, absorb liquid with cat litter and dispose in trash. Do not bring: industrial, pathological and medical waste, radioactive materials, pressurized gas cylinders or explosives.
**Oil-based paint, propane tanks, motor oil, antifreeze, medical sharps, rechargeable batteries, and fluorescent lamps are collected regularly by many towns and retailers. Residents should use those services if available. Go to ssrcoop.info, click on “Other Stuff”.
Stericycle Environmental will conduct the collections. For more information, call the South Shore Recycling Cooperative at 781-329-8318, or go to ssrcoop.info.