Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 9:50 am


Saturday, September 8th 

at the Montague Highway Garage 

and the Town of Orange Transfer Station

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is holding its annual hazardous waste collection for households and businesses on Saturday, September 8th at the Montague Highway Garage and the Town of Orange Transfer Station. 

The collection is free to residents of Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Hawley, Heath, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately. Businesses must submit an inventory of their wastes and will be charged for disposal. 

To participate at any of the sites, residents must pre-register by September 3rd. Registration forms will be available in local newspapers, at local town offices, and at most town transfer stations. Beginning in August, registrations may also be completed on-line at:

This annual collection provides residents an opportunity to dispose of hazardous items such as leftover oil-based paints, stains, thinners, household cleaners, pesticides, pool chemicals, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent lamps, automobile batteries, and other household chemicals. For a complete list of acceptable items, residents should refer the District’s website:

For more information, contact the District office at (413) 772-2438. Hearing impaired individuals can contact the District through the Massachusetts Relay at 711 or for TTY/TDD access dial 1-800-439-2370. The District is an equal opportunity provider.

Posted to: Agricultural Commission.