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Posted on: February 10, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Paint Collect Programs Runs May 4 - September 18, 2010


WHERE: Amherst Transfer Station

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: All residents of Amherst, Pelham & Shutesbury

Collection Dates:
May 4, 2010 through
September 18, 2010

Tuesday
Thursday
& Saturday

TIME: 8AM – 2PM



What is acceptable:

No more than 10 gallons per person per day

Oil and Latex based paints and stains will be accepted for reuse with the following conditions:

· Original container

· In good condition in liquid form

· Clearly labeled for contents and color

PLUS: (Aerosol cans & paint thinners will
be accepted)

Please be prepared to pay $2.00 per gallon (*equivalent) to leave any paint products.

Remember – small quantities of latex paint can be safely disposed of in household refuse by mixing an absorbent material (i.e. kitty litter, speedy-dri) to contain the liquid portion of the paint. Notify your trash hauler if you will be disposing of dried paint in this manner. Empty cans that have been scraped, brushed or wiped clean may be recycled at the Transfer Station at no cost.

Pre-register hazardous paint products if the materials are not suitable for the Paint Collection Program.

This program is designed to remove paint from the solid waste stream. Many paint products will be collected for safe disposal. Unfortunately, we may have to refuse materials that do not meet the specific conditions of the program.

Quantities over 10 gallons will be accepted by appointment; please call 259-3050 X-0

RESIDENTIAL UNIVERSAL WASTE PROGRAM – WITH STICKER

Fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, thermometers, button batteries and rechargeable batteries are accepted at the transfer station Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8AM – 2PM. Cost $1/Bulb.

*equivalent is based on total number of full gallons. Example: bring 4 half gallons = 2 full gallons = $4.00 disposal fee.

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