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Limits Set for Next Hazardous Waste Collection Event

August 29, 2008

By TAMARA RACE

Plymouth

Plymouth residents will get a full four hours of hazardous waste collection on Oct. 4, but how much waste each household can drop off will be limited.

The town held a hazardous waste day on May 10, but the money for paying the contractor ran out before the hazardous material did. Because the May event had to be cut short, the Oct. 4 collection was scheduled.

Each household will be allowed to drop off “two household equivalents” of hazardous material at no charge.

A “household equivalent” is 15 gallons of liquid or 30 pounds of solid or powdered material, Fire Chief Edward Bradley said.

A household that wants to exceed the free-disposal limit can pay $20 for each additional household equivalent. Checks should be made out to the contractor, Clean Harbors Environmental Services.

The collection day is for Plymouth residents only. Commercial entities interested in making disposal arrangements can call Seth Dawber at Clean Harbors, 781-380-7121.

The Oct. 4 event will run the full four hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any cars in line at 1 p.m. will be accommodated. Those arriving after 1 p.m. will be politely turned away, Chief Bradley told selectmen.

The collection day will be held at the town’s newly acquired public works building, at 169 Camelot Drive.

Many residents were angered when the spring collection was cut short, leaving them stranded with carloads of material.

Chief Bradley said money ran out because some residents came with large amounts of materials loaded in vans and trucks.

Tamara Race may be reached at trace@ledger.com.

Originally published by By TAMARA RACE, The Patriot Ledger.

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