WINSLOW — The Kennebec County regional household hazardous waste, E-waste, and unwanted medication collection will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Winslow Public Works Complex, 135 Halifax St.

The Kennebec Valley Council of Governments and participating towns have retained Environmental Projects, Inc. to process and dispose of HHW from area residents.

These items include all paint, gas, motor oil, pesticides, cleaners, pool chemicals, TVs, computers and unwanted medications as well as other difficult to get rid of materials that could potentially harm people and pets.

KVCOG, in partnership with area police departments and community pharmacies will concurrently be hosting the 9th annual pharmaceutical collection with the goal of keeping discarded medications and controlled substances out of the water table, lakes and rivers and also voluntarily removing these from homes where they can lead to accidental poisoning, theft or abuse.

Residents of Belgrade, Benton, China, Clinton, Fairfield, Oakland, Sidney, Waterville and Winslow must preregister to participate. Fees may apply.

Contact your town office or solid waste department for more information: Belgrade, 495-2258; Benton, 453-7191; China, 445-2014; Clinton, 426-8511; Fairfield, 453-7911; Oakland, 465-7357; Sidney, 547-3340; Waterville, 680-4744; and Winslow, 872-2776.

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