Two facilities in the Midcoast will be hosting events to collect household hazardous waste products from the towns they serve.

Tri-County Solid Waste located on Route 17 in Union will host an onsite collection on Saturday, June 15, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Only residents from Union, Liberty, Palermo, Appleton, Somerville and Washington will be allowed to participate. Questions for these towns can be directed to 785-2261.

Mid-Coast Solid Waste located at 90 Union St. in Rockport will host an onsite collection the same day, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Only residents from Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport will be allowed to participate. Questions for this event can be directed to 236-7958.

Proof of residency is required to drop off items at both facilities. There is a fee charged for collection — $10 per unit. A unit is five gallons or 20 pounds of hazardous waste. Only cash and checks will be accepted as payment.

Hazardous waste commonly found in the home includes materials such as oil-based paints, gasoline, gas/oil mix, pool chemicals, solvents, fertilizers, and other items usually labeled with the words toxic, danger, poison or warning. These items should be separated from regular household trash and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Common collection items: oil based or alkaloid based paints, stains, thinners, solvents with acetone, wood preservatives, varnishes and lacquers, brake fluid, waste fuels (gasoline, kerosene, and diesel), pesticides, weed killer, swimming pool chemicals, aerosol cans that contain product, old fire extinguishers and one pound and 20-pound propane cylinders.

Please do not bring the following products: commercial waste, latex paint paints (latex paint is not hazardous and will not be accepted), infectious biological waste, asbestos or electrical waste.

Please bring all products in sealed containers (original/ labeled when possible), secure the items so that they are sturdy in containers when transporting to the collection site.

For more information, calls the numbers listed above or visit the Mid-Coast Solid Waste website at for a full listing of materials accepted.