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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Last day for Hazardous Waste Drop is Saturday, November 13

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Household Hazardous Waste is accepted for drop-off on the second Saturday of April through November at the DPW Yard at 1 Franey Road, from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 Noon. This service is available for residents of Somerville with valid proof only and is not for property owners not living in Somerville.

Acceptable items include, but are not limited to:
Automobile Tires (remove rim & hub cap)- You can bring up to 4 to DPW Monday- Friday 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. (You don't have to wait for Hazardous Waste Day.)

Brake Fluid- One gallon or less; otherwise, dispose of privately.

Batteries- Rechargeable or car batteries.

Driveway Sealer- Up to two buckets. Larger amounts must be disposed of privately.

Fire Extinguishers- Commercial grade or non-empty household extinguishers.

Fluorescent lights bulbs

Insect spray cans

Mercury and lead sheets

Paint- To prevent spilling, please bring cans with paint in a box-not a bag.

Pool chemicals- Small quantities can be brought to the DPW; large amounts must be disposed of privately.

Propane tanks and propane torches

Thermometers- If broken resident should place it inside a covered glass jar and keep it in a well ventilated area away from children's reach until it can be brought to the DPW on Hazardous Waste Day.

Transmission Fluid- Residents can bring up to 1 gallon; larger amounts must be brought disposed of privately.

Hazardous waste includes gasoline, explosives, compressed gases from other than household consumer products, explosive chemicals, wet-cell batteries, tires and all other hazardous wastes as so defined by the department of environmental protection or any other materials as the commissioner of public works may determine to be hazardous. Also included are paint cans that still contain paint or or petroleum-based solvents, and any pressurized aerosol cans.

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