Hazardous Waste Day scheduled for August

The town will be holding its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wareham Department of Public Works building, 95 Charge Pond Rd.

Residents of Wareham and Carver are welcome. Participants are asked to stay in their car and a valid transfer station sticker must be presented to participate in the event.

The event will accept: acids, spray cans, ammonia and toilet bowl cleaners, bleach, brush cleaners, insecticides, degreasers, drain cleaners, fertilizers, fire extinguishers, liquids/ flammable solvents, herbicides, household cleaners and solvents, over-the-counter medications, oven cleaners, lead-based, oil-based and latex paints, paint thinners, stains, varnishes, swimming pool chemicals , waxes, weed killer, batteries, antifreeze, motor oil (20 gallon limit), propane, used gasoline and products containing mercury (thermometers, thermostats, float switches), etc. Note that all containers, gas cans, boxes, baskets, etc. must be left in place.

The event will not accept commercial or industrial hazardous waste, sharp objects, syringes, fluorescent bulbs or tubes, tires, PCDs, medical waste, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, biological materials, radioactive materials and asbestos.

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