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Drop-off day set for hazardous waste

A household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Honeywell Specialty Materials, 20 Peabody St.

Items for free proper disposal include lead acid and rechargeable batteries, mercury from thermometers, thermostats and metal, full or empty propane tanks and cylinders, tires without rims and electronic waste such as computers, printers and scanners.

Up to 10 gallons of oil-based paints, oil, gasoline, kerosene and antifreeze will also be accepted. There is a two gallon limit of pesticides, fertilizers, pool and household chemicals, paint thinner, stripper and solvents.

No latex paint, pharmaceutical waste, commercial industrial waste, appliances, yard waste or household garbage or recyclables will be accepted. Participants may have to verify that the hazardous waste they bring in was household-generated.

For more information call 851-4200.