Hazardous-waste collection slated

Residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham or Windham may discard household hazardous waste Nov. 6 at the Public Works Garage on Riverside Street in Nashua.

The collection will run from 8 a.m.-noon. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission, which runs the show with the city of Nashua and volunteers from the region, sets the following guidelines:

n Each household may bring up to 10 gallons and/or 20 pounds of household hazardous waste for free; more will be accepted with a donation.

n Accepted hazardous waste includes oil-based paints, pesticides, insecticides, household cleaners, automotive products such as antifreeze, gasoline and brake fluids, photo chemicals, driveway sealer, swimming pool chemicals and solvents, rechargeable batteries (such as nickel-cadmium) and fluorescent light bulbs.

n Accepted electronic equipment includes TVs, computer monitors, PCs, VCRs, DVD players, stereo equipment, cell phones, photocopiers and scanners. There is a fee of $5 for monitors and $2 for other electronics. The recycling service is provided by End-of-Life Electronics of Amherst.

Volunteers are needed for the event. To volunteer, call the NRPC at 883-0366.