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Hazard YES, Guess NO!

If your basement is anything like ours then you've got 15 half-filled banged-up cans of oil-based wood paint.

If your garage is typical, then you've got a bucket filled with what might be brake fluid but could just as easily be a pesticide used to nix gnats.

If that pool house doesn't have  a 52 inch flat screen TV, it surely has a half-empty jug of anti-algae chemicals.

Madison Avenue calls this stuff Nev-R-Chipz and Gnat Not and Aqua-Kleer -- we simply call it hazardous.

You want to get rid of this stuff, but if you threw it in the trash you'd be too ashamed to show your face around town, right? Well, we can't have THAT in Chatham, now can we?

Everyone hears about these 'Hazardous Products Collection Days' but it seems like we have to guess at when they'll occur. In fact, Cape Cod takes hazardous waste so seriously that Chatham, Harwich and Brewster residents are being given SIX days throughout 2007 in which they can bring the following items to the Harwich Transfer Station so they can be disposed of safely:

· Pesticides, Fertilizer with Pesticides
· Gasoline, Brake and Power Steering Fluids
· Photo and Pool Chemicals, Chemistry Sets
· Wood Finishes and Preservatives, Acids
· Oil, Alkyd, Lead, Marine and Auto Paints
· Solvents, Thinners, Strippers and Finishes

You can bring these bad boys to the Harwich Transfer Station on six Saturdays from 9am to noon -- May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13.

Mark the dates, gather up your hazardous items and for more details go to ChathamRecycles.org and click on EVENT CALENDAR.

DID YOU KNOW? The Chatham Transfer Station has FREE COMPOST! BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bin, Box, Bucket, Buick) and take all you need!

spot illustration © 2007 by Bob Staake - All Rights Reserved

article by BS

 

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DID YOU KNOW? The Chatham Transfer Station has FREE COMPOST! BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bin, Box, Bucket, Buick) and take all you need!

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Chatham's Diversion (formerly Recycling) Rate:
2016 (at half-year) 39%
2015 32%
2014 29%
2013 30%
2012 37%
2011 42%
2010 29%
2009 20%

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ChathamRecycles.org is the official website for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in Chatham, Massachusetts. Whether you are a business, a year-round resident or are simply visiting our community on Cape Cod, we ask that you do the right thing and start recycling today! The Recycling Center can be found at the Chatham Transfer Station at 97 Sam Ryder Road Chatham, MA 02633 508.945.5156 email. For a map and directions, please click here