Hazardous waste collection day set for Oct. 20
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Residents can preregister for Saugus’s annual hazardous waste collection day. The collection, scheduled this year for Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, is open only to Saugus residents who preregister. Details, including the location of the dropoff site, will be provided to residents when they preregister. Materials accepted range from oil-based paints to paint thinners, photography chemicals, pesticides, antifreeze, and car batteries. Disposal is free for all accepted items, except for propane tanks, which require a $5 sticker, and car and truck tires, which require a $2 sticker and a $10 sticker, respectively. All stickers must be purchased from the Inspectional Services Department prior to the collection. Materials not accepted include commercial waste and explosives. To preregister or for more information, call the Inspectional Services Department at 781-231-4115.