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City to host household hazardous waste collection

AGAWAM The city of Agawam will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on August 13 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The event will take place in the Agawam High School parking lot on Cooper Street. Items can be dropped off by appointment only.

Proof of Agawam residency is required. No commercial Businesses are allowed to participate.

Each household will be limited to a quantity of waste equal to 25 gallons liquid or 25 pounds solid.

Items that residents should bring include:

From the House rubber cement, photo chemicals, furniture polish, oven cleaner, drain/toilet cleaners, rug/upholstery cleaner and fluorescent light bulbs

From the garage gasoline/kerosene, antifreeze, engine de-greaser, car wax/polish, driveway sealers and roofing tar.

From the workbench oil paints, wood preservative, paint stripper/thinner, aerosol cans, adhesives and stains/varnishes.

From the yard insecticides/fungicides, chemical fertilizers, weed killers, flea control products, no-pest strips and pool chemicals.

Propane Tanks may be dropped off for a $12 per tank disposal fee.

Items that residents should not bring include:

Empty Containers do not bring empty paint cans empty paint cans can be thrown in your trash.

Latex Paint Dry paint out by adding kitty litter. Leave dried out- opened cans near trash container on regular pick up day.

Commercially generated wastes

Radioactive wastes\smoke detectors

Biological wastes


Prescription medicine\syringes

Motor oil can be brought to the DPW garage, 1347 Main Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Appointments are now being scheduled for the Hazardous Waste Day. Call 786-0400 ext. 286 or 231, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. to make an appointment.