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Posted on: April 28, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Household Hazardous Waste Collection to be Held on May 15, 2021

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For Immediate Release 

April 28, 2021 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection to be Held on May 15, 2021 

Preregistered Northampton, Florence, and Leeds residents may bring hazardous household waste (HHW) for safe disposal to the City of Northampton’s annual HHW collection event on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Online pre-registration is required (no walk-ins) and space is limited. The event will be held in the rear parking lot of Smith  Vocational High School, located at 80 Locust Street in Northampton.  

A wide range of unwanted household products with labels indicating the need for special handling or disposal will be accepted, as well as rechargeable, “button” and other non-alkaline batteries, fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, and mercury-bearing thermostats and thermometers. For more information and a list of accepted items, visit  www.northamptonma.gov/1826

Important details: 

∙ The City will cover the disposal cost of up to 25 gallons or pounds of material for City households. Residential participants will be required to pay a disposal fee for any material above that amount. Disposal fees will also apply for fluorescent bulbs ($1.00- 2.00 each), antifreeze ($4.00/gal), and ballasts ($3.00 each). 

∙ Online preregistration is required by midnight on May 12, 2021 (via  northamptonma.gov/1826). City residents without computer access may call 413-587- 1570 to register. No walk-ins will be allowed. 

∙ Registered participants will select a 30-minute appointment window. Additional instructions will be provided to registered participants.  

∙ Northampton small businesses and institutions may qualify to participate on a fee-based basis. Call 413-587-1570 for details. 

∙ COVID-19 safety precautions will be in effect.  

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Contact: Susan Waite, Waste Reduction Coordinator, 413-587-1059 or swaite@northamptonma.gov

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