If you have been storing hazardous waste, then you will want to circle Saturday, August 18, 2012 on your calendar. That's the date that there will be a collection for household hazardous and universal waste at the Ellsworth High School from 9 AM to 12 Noon.
Households in Ellsworth, Deer Ilse, Gouldsboro, Mariaville, Sorrento, Sullivan, Trenton, Winter Harbor, and the Unorganized Territories in Hancock may dispose up to 5 gallons of liquid material or 20 pounds of solids at no cost. Household quantities of electronics also will be accepted. Pre-registration with your town office is required.
The following are acceptable items: household cleaners, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, unused gasoline, linseed oil, waste automobile oil, adhesives/solvents, automobile oil, fluorescent bulbs, computer monitors, televisions, mercury thermometers, and rechargeable batteries.
For more information contact your town office or Sherry at Savory Bay Environmental Planning and Project Management at 667-9054.