Board of Health Registers Residents for Hazardous Waste Day

The Wayland Board of Health is pre-registering Wayland residents for its next Household Hazardous Waste collection day to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012. The collection location will be at 195 Main Street on Route 27 at the parking lot of the Highway garage at the Wayland Middle School. Residents interested in disposing of household hazardous waste must complete a pre-registration form on which they may choose a half-hour slot between 9 am and 12 noon on May 12. The pre-registration slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms are available in the Board of Health office, Wayland Town Building lobby, Council on Aging at Town Hall (all at 41 Cochituate Road), Wayland Public Library (5 Concord Way), the Wayland Transfer Station & Recycling Center (484 Boston Post Road) and on-line: www.wayland.ma.us/boh.

Completed forms must be submitted to the Board of Health office by Friday, May 11 before noon. Additional information regarding the location of the collection and the types of household hazardous waste that will or will not be collected is also listed on the registration form. In its announcement, the Board cited the need to minimize the generation of household hazardous waste by encouraging homeowners to buy only the quantities of paint, solvents, cleaners, pool supplies, pesticides and other hazardous materials that are needed, to utilize non-hazardous materials (if possible) instead of hazardous materials, to share leftover supplies with neighbors or others who might use them, and to donate paint and other useful materials to organizations that might be able to use them.

For more information, contact the Board of Health at 508- 358-3617.

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