S. Berkshire Oil Waste Collection

S. Berkshire Oil Waste Collection

S. Berkshire Oil Waste Collection

The South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative will hold a paint and oil collection for the 15 participating towns in Great Barrington, Mass., on Saturday, August 16, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) will coordinate these collections. Participating towns are Alford, Becket, Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Richmond, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham and West Stockbridge, Mass. Acceptable materials are oil-based paint, stains, paint thinners, spray paint and turpentine, as well as waste motor oil. No other type of oil, fuel or latex paint will be accepted at this event. Empty cans can be recycled with scrap metal. Dried-up cans of latex paint can be disposed with the regular trash.  Empty cans of oil-based paint, stains and solvents can be disposed with the regular trash as well. Usable paint can be given away through freecycle.org or some non-profits. Register by Wednesday, August 13; email [email protected] or call 888-577-8448, extension 14. Residents from communities not participating should call their towns about hazardous waste collections.