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Household Hazardous Waste Collection
MEXICO -- The River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition in collaboration with Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments and Northern Oxford Solid Waste will be hosting a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Region 9 parking lot.
This event is open to the towns of Rumford, Mexico, Dixfield, Peru, Roxbury and Byron.
Some examples of household hazardous waste include cleaners, solvents, chemical lawn fertilizers, weed and insect killers, swimming pool chemicals, driveway sealers, rat poison, moth balls and rechargeable batteries. Look for the words poison, danger, corrosive, toxic, volatile, flammable, caution or warning on the label.
Latex paint will not be accepted. Latex paint is water based and is not hazardous. Look for the words latex, water based, or clean up with water on the label to identify latex paint.
Wastes being brought to the collection event should be in the original, securely closed containers if at all possible. If any container is leaking, pack the whole thing into a bucket. Never mix chemicals, and do not smoke or eat while handling or transporting hazardous materials.
For more information, contact Patty Duguay at 364-7408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.