Hazardous waste collection July 31 at DPW facility

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    Hopkinton’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will host a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, July 31, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. It will be held at the DPW facility at 83 Wood St.

    This program is for Hopkinton residents only, and participants should be prepared to show identification. There is a limit of 25 pounds of products and one trip per household. Drivers will remain in their vehicle when they arrive, and staff members will remove the items, which are to be kept in original, sealed containers whenever possible.

    Examples of items that will be accepted are turpentine and paint thinner, oil-based paint, varnish and stains, waste fuels and oils, transmission and brake fluids, car wax, poisons and insecticides, weed killers, moth balls, household cleaners and polishers, wood preservatives (except penta), spot remover, flea powder, degreasers, hobby and art supplies, rubber cement and glues, pool chemicals, propane tanks, thermostats and thermometers.

    Restricted items that will not be accepted include refrigerators and freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, ammunition, fireworks and explosives, infectious and biological wastes, medicines and syringes, tires, smoke detectors, gas cylinders, asbestos, batteries, computers and electronics.

    For more information, call the DPW administrative office at 508-497-9740.

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