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May 13, 2013

Essex County to take hazardous wastes free

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“There is a need,” Supervisor Margaret Bartley (D-Elizabethtown) said. “People are opening up their camps, doing spring cleaning.”

They get a lot of old paint turned in, Porter said.

“Paint is a huge issue. It’s not so much the latex paint — the latex paints, people don’t realize, if you open up the lid and let it harden, it’s no longer hazardous, and then it can be thrown out.”

But if latex paint is in liquid form, then it is hazardous, she said, and should be properly disposed of.

LaVigne said he’ll be expecting a heavy turnout at both sites.

“There is no charge — the whole idea here is to entice people to bring their household hazardous waste and to properly dispose of it.”

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