The Department of Public Works will be holding its semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Drop Off Facility, located at 500 Dunbarton Road. This is one of two opportunities each year for Manchester residents to dispose of toxic household products safely, legally and free.
Accepted materials include: pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paint, wood stains and strippers, sealants, thinners, poisons, acids, cleaning products, fluorescent bulbs and button batteries. Up to ten gallons of liquid or 20 pounds of solid waste per resident may be disposed of at no cost. Liquids should be in containers no larger than five gallons. Each container must be labeled. Containers should be carried individually or in boxes—not in garbage bags.
Materials NOT ACCEPTED are: empty containers, latex paint, used tires, electronics, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, ammunition, medicines, and infectious or biologically active materials. No commercially-generated waste of any kind is accepted.