The Hancock County Planning Commission will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, August 28th. The collection will take place at Ellsworth High School from 9:00 am to 1:00 p.m. This collection will be for
Liquid Materials hazardous waste only! No electronics or other hardware products will be accepted.

The following WILL be accepted

  • Paint and Stain
  • Turpentine and Varnish
  • Brake Fluid and Transmission Fluid
  • Paint Thinners and Removers
  • Charcoal and Lighter Fluids
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Anti-Freeze
  • Adhesives and Solvents
  • Oven/Drain Cleaners
  • Fungicides and Herbicides/Pesticides
  • Battery Acids and Muriatic Acid
  • Linseed Oil
  • Automobile Oil and Gas
  • Rechargeable Batteries

Materials NOT accepted

  • PCs, Laptops, Monitors and Printers
  • Televisions and Monitors
  • All Electronic Equipment
  • Airconditioners
  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Fireworks and Explosives
  • Infectious and Biological Wastes
  • Propane Tanks
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Car, Lawnmower or Boat Batteries
  • Refrigerators, Deep Freezers, etc.

Ellsworth residents can go to Ellsworth City Hall to obtain a permit. Proof of residency is required to obtain a permit.

Other Hancock County residents should check with their municipal office to see about obtaining a permit, and if their individual town/municipality is participating in the collection. (Some towns are covering the costs of their resident's permits).

If a resident of a participating Town shows up at the hazardous waste collection event
without a permit, the resident will be required to show proof of residency and pay $30
per unit (cash or check) to dispose of hazardous materials. If a resident of a
non-participating Town shows up at the hazardous waste collection event, they will be
required to pay $45 per unit to dispose of materials

If you have questions, you should check with your individual Town Hall or call the Hancock County Planning Commission at 667-7131

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