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Devens hazardous waste center sees participation from Townsend


TOWNSEND — More Townsend residents are using the Devens Regional Household Hazardous Products Collection Center.

This May, two collection days drew 10 residents from town, according to Devens HHW representative Tessa David, a sharp increase over prior months. A total of 86 residents in the nine member communities participated in drop-off days.

“We hope out numbers continue to grow,” said Town Administrator Andy Sheehan. “The town is pleased with the efforts our residents are making to properly dispose of household hazardous products and make the facility a success.”

Sheehan also commended the Devens HHW on a smooth operation with efficient handling of materials and short wait times.

Devens HHW accepts chemical fertilizers, house hold cleaners and products, used motor oil and more; they do not accept ammunition, alkaline batteries, medical waste, tires and explosive items. Comprehensive lists can be found at

Fees are $20 for up to 5 gallons or 5 lbs. of material, $40 for up to 10 gallons or 10 lbs. and $60 for up to 25 gallons or 25 lbs.

Weather permitting, the facility is open on the first Wednesday and the following Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the next drop-off days are on June 6 and 9. It is closed on holidays. Drop-off clients must provide proof of residency.

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