The town is holding its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day with assistance from Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., on Oct. 23 at the Transfer Station at East Coast Road.
Danvers residents are welcome to dispose of any hazardous wastes lying around their home, garage, workbench or yard from 8 a.m. – noon. Those items include oil-based paints, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, paint thinners or strippers, solvent adhesives, lighter fluid, fuels, antifreeze, engine degreaser, brake fluid, transmission fluid, car wax or polishes, driveway sealer, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, weed killers, chemical fertilizers, mothballs, flea control products, propane tanks, rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resins, photo chemicals, chemistry sets, polishes, chemical cleaning products and arts and crafts supplies.
There are a few items, which won't be accepted on Saturday: empty containers or trash, commercial or industrial waste, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, infectious and biological wastes, pressurized cylinders other than propane, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, fire extinguishers, prescription medicines or syringes, electronics (computers, TVs), fluorescent bulbs, car batteries, alkaline batteries, yard waste and latex paint.
The service is for residents only – bring proof of residency with you – and commercial vehicles will be turned away. Call the transfer station at 978-762-0252 for more information.