SKOWHEGAN — The greater Skowhegan area household hazardous waste, electronic waste and unwanted medication collection will take place Oct. 5 at the salt-and-sand shed, on Transfer Station Road.

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments and participating towns have hired Environmental Projects to process and dispose of hazardous household waste from area residents. These items include old oil-based paint, gas, motor oil, pesticides, cleaners, pool chemicals, TVs, computers and other difficult to get rid of materials that could potentially harm people and pets.

KVCOG, in partnership with Redington-Fairview General Hospital, will concurrently host the annual unwanted pharmaceutical collection with the goal of keeping these medications out of the water table, lakes and rivers, and also out homes where they can lead to accidental poisoning or abuse.

Residents of Skowhegan, Anson, Canaan and Madison who would like to participate must pre-register at their town office to participate. For more information, call 453-4258, ext. 220.