Wakefield, Reading

Towns to collect hazardous material in homes

Residents of Wakefield and Reading have an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous materials from their homes and garages. The two towns are holding a joint Household Hazardous Matters Collection on Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wakefield High School, 60 Farm St. Anyone disposing of material must show a driver’s license for proof of address. Items that can be dropped off range from drain and oven cleaners to car batteries, antifreeze, pesticides, pool chemicals, and rust preservatives. Items that will not be accepted include asbestos, ammunition, lithium batteries, and any commercial waste or regular trash and recyclables. For more information, call the Wakefield Department of Public Works at 781-246-6301 or the Reading Department of Public Works at 781-942-9077, or go to the Wakefield website, .