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Peabody Department of Public Services to host hazardous waste day

Posted by Terri Ogan  June 6, 2013 11:17 AM

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The city of Peabody will hold its annual Hazardous Waste Day in an effort to allow residents to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally-friendly way.

The event will be held rain or shine on Saturday June 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Department of Public Services at 50 Farm Ave.

The maximum amount of material that a resident can dispose of is a full car load, 25 gallons, or 25 pounds. There is also a $20 per-household co-pay.

All non-residents must pay a full fee of $24 for up to 10 pounds or 10 gallons, and can drop off materials between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services will be on site June 8 to accept oil-based paints, varnishes, pesticides, spray cans and other household hazardous chemicals. TVs and computer monitors will also be accepted with the purchase of a $20 sticker per-item, available on-site, in addition to the $20 co-pay.

Residents may also dispose of mercury-containing waste, including batteries, thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent lamps at no cost.

A full list of accepted materials may be obtained from the Health Department by calling 978-538-5926, or Department of Public Services at 978-536-0600. Information is also available on the City of Peabody website.

Terri Ogan can be reached at oganglobe@gmail.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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