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Westwood Hazardous Waste Day Coming Sept. 29"

For just $10, you can get rid of your hazardous waste.

For those of you looking to dispose of any hazardous waste you don't know how to get rid of, Westwood will once again be having Hazardous Waste Day.

Hazardous waste day will be held on September 29 this year at 50 Carby Street between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., and it will only cost $10 per car.

Here is a list of things you can bring with you on Hazardous Waste Day:

  • Oil Based Paints and Strippers
  • Paint Thinners, Solvents, Stains, and Varnishes
  • Solvent Adhesives
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Waste Fluid (Kerosene, Gasoline)
  • Antifreeze, Engine Degreaser
  • Carburetor Cleaner, Brake Fluid, Transmission Fluid, and Car Wax
  • Poisons, Insecticides
  • Weed Killers, Mothballs
  • Wood Preservatives (except Penta)
  • Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
  • Fiberglass Resins
  • Photo Chemicals, Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Furniture, Floor, & Metal Polishes
  • Oven and Drain Cleaners
  • Rug and Upholstery Cleaners
  • Dry Cleaning Solvents
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Tires (without rims)
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Gas Grille Propane Bottles

Please note, though, that there are some things that you are asked not to bring. These include:

  • Computers & TVs
  • Latex Paint, Ammunition, Fireworks or Explosives
  • Radioactive Wastes
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Infectious or Biological Waste
  • Prescription Medicines/Syringes
  • Penta Brand Wood Preservatives
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Asbestos
  • Pesticides Containing 2-4-5 T, Silvex
  • Commercial or Industrial Waste
  • Driveway Sealer or Joint Compounder

The Department of Public Works also recommends these safety tips:

  • Tighten caps and lids, leaving materials in original labeled containers
  • Pack containers in sturdy, upright boxes and pad with newspaper
  • Sort and pack paint, pesticides, and household cleaners separately
  • Avoid spills and do not place in garbage bags
  • Never mix chemicals
  • Pack cars and drive directly to the site
  • Never smoke while handling hazardous materials
Cobber August 16, 2012 at 01:04 PM
The $10 fee will encourage those with only a few items (e.g., senior citizens, those living alone) to just put the hazardous items in the trash. Perhaps everyone could extend a friendly hand to those in your neighborhood who you know might have only a few items to take them along with your items. It will also reduce the line of cars at the site, making the whole process go faster.

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