Pre-Registration Form for Pelham Residents available at: https://www.amherstma.gov/civicalerts.aspx?aid=1942
Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 9 AM to 12:00 PM
Amherst Transfer Station & Recycling Center, 740 Belchertown Rd, Amherst
Registration deadline: September 12, 2018
NO LATEX/ACRYLIC PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED
- Participation is limited...to ensure an appointment time please register early.
- The Town of Pelham will cover the cost of hazardous waste disposal for Pelham households only. Businesses located within the Town of Pelham may participate by advance arrangement only. Please call 413-259-3049.
- Motor oil, car batteries & rechargeable batteries are accepted free of charge.
- Fluorescent bulbs will be accepted at $1/bulb (only cash & checks will be accepted—no credit cards).
- We encourage those with small quantities of material to partner with friends, family & neighbors to reduce traffic at the event.
- Latex/acrylic paints WILL NOT be accepted. Disposal information is provided on the following page.
Several days before the event, registrants will receive an assigned appointment window & paperwork to bring along with hazardous material on collection day.
WHAT TO BRING TO A HHW COLLECTION
CAUSTIC, TOXIC, CORROSIVE,
POISON, FLAMMABLE, WARNING, DANGER, CAUTION
For more information please call 413-259-3049
OIL-BASED OR LEAD PAINT
POOL CHEMICALS RADIATOR
DO NOT BRING
Note: This process applies only to water-based latex and acrylic paint. All solvent-based paints (and their solvents) must be brought to a hazardous material collection event.
Latex and acrylic paints are problematic in their liquid form. To safely dispose of them in normal household trash, purchase paint hardener at an area paint or building supply store (Amherst Farmer’s Supply, Cowls, Lowes, Home Depot). Compile unwanted paint from partially full cans into a single paint can and stir in the powder as directed. Do not replace lid until the paint has completely hardened in a well-ventilated, covered area. Once hardened, you may place the paint can in your household trash.
Alert your trash hauler that the paint in the can has been hardened, as paint cans are red flags for waste collection employees. Leave the lids off of fully-dried cans of paint if you bring them to a transfer station, so attendants may verify that the paint is completely dry. Several generous scoops of kitty litter may be used as an alternative to the hardener, but the drying process will quite a bit longer (as much as several weeks).