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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Hazardous Household Waste Collection to be Held on August 15

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For Immediate Release - July 15, 2020 

Hazardous Household Waste Collection 

to be Held on August 15

Preregistered Northampton, Florence, and Leeds residents may bring hazardous household waste (HHW) for safe disposal to the City of Northampton’s annual HHW collection event on August 15, 2020. Online preregistration is required, and space is limited. The event will be held in the rear parking lot of Smith Vocational High School, located at 80 Locust Street in Northampton. 

A wide range of unwanted household products with labels indicating the need for special handling or disposal will be accepted, as well as rechargeable, “button” and other non-alkaline batteries, fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, and mercury-bearing thermostats and thermometers. For more information and a list of accepted items, visit https://www.northamptonma.gov/1826

Important details: 

  • The City will cover the disposal cost of up to 25 gallons or pounds of material for City households. 

  • Residential participants will be required to pay a disposal fee for any material above that amount. Disposal fees will also apply for fluorescent bulbs ($1.00-2.00 each), antifreeze ($4.00/gal), and ballasts ($3.00 each). 

  • Online preregistration is required by midnight on August 12, 2020 via https://www.northamptonma.gov/1826. City residents without computer access may call 413-587-1570 to register. No drop-ins will be accepted. 

  • Participants will be given a 30-minute appointment window. Additional instructions will be provided to registered participants. 

  • Northampton small businesses and institutions may qualify to participate on a fee-based basis. Call 413-587-1570 for details.

Contact: Susan Waite, Waste Reduction Coordinator 413-587-1059; swaite@northamptonma.gov

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