A fall household hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harwood Union High School, Route 100, South Duxbury.

Anyone who’s a member of the Mad River Resource Management Alliance, or who lives or runs small business in Fayston, Moretown, Roxbury, Waitsfield, Warren or Waterbury, can dispose safely of household hazardous waste such as pool chemicals, mercury products, solvents, degreasers, oven and drain cleaners, paints, adhesives and more.

Up to 10 gallons of these wastes and all types of pesticides, architectural paints (oil and latex), primary and small rechargeable batteries and compact fluorescent lamps will be accepted for free.

After the first 10 gallons or pounds of waste, there is a $5-per-unit fee to cover the disposal cost.

While there, people can visit the paint drop and swap, where some people bring good cans of paint that they don’t need and others take them home to use there.

People can also drop off unused paint at Waterbury True Value, Aubuchon Hardware in Moretown and Bisbee’s Ace Hardware in Waitsfield. There is no charge for this program.

Anyone with a mercury thermostat is eligible to receive a coupon valued at $5 that can be mailed to the Thermostat Recycling Corp. The cover must be on the thermostat to be eligible for the incentive fee. People who have a mercury thermometer can swap them for a digital thermometer at no charge, courtesy of the Mad River Resource Management Alliance will swap you for a digital thermometer at no charge. Kinney’s Drug and Variety will also accept mercury thermometers on a daily basis, but you cannot swap for a digital thermometer at the store.

Small businesses should register for the disposal event by today, Thursday, Oct. 3, by calling John Malter at 244-7373.

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