5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Saturday, May 8, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Saturday, May 8, 2021:

#1) Wilmington Household Hazardous Waste Day

The Town of Wilmington will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9am to 2pm, in the Municipal Parking Lot at the Town Common.

The event is FREE for Wilmington residents. Proof of residency is required.

View the event flyer for more information. Contact the Wilmington Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481 with any questions.

What To Bring From The Workbench:
Oil Based Paints
Stains & Varnishes
Wood Preservatives
Pain Strippers/Thinners
Solvent Adhesives
Lighter Fluid

What To Bring From The Yard:
Weed Killer
Chemical Fertilizers
Flea Control Products
Moth Balls
Poisons, Insecticides, Fungicides

What To Bring From The Garage:
Fuels/Gasoline/Kerosene
Engine Degreaser
Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner
Transmission Fluid
Car Wax, Polishers
Driveway Sealer
Antifreeze
Roofing Tar
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Motor Oil
Car Batteries
Passenger Vehicle Tires

What To Bring From The House:
Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
Fiberglass Resins
Aerosol Cans
Photo Chemicals
Furniture Polish
Floor & Metal Polish
Oven Cleaner
Orain & Toilet Cleaner
Spot Remover
Rug & Upholstery Cleaner
Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies
Chemistry Sets
Fluorescent Bulbs

What NOT To Bring:
Empty Containers/Trash
Latex Paint
Commercial or Industrial Waste
Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors
Infectious & Biological Wastes
Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives
Fire Extinguishers
Prescription Medicines/Syringes
Propane & Helium Tanks

How To Safely Transport Hazardous Materials:
Leave materials in original containers
Tighten caps & lids
Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides, and household cleaners
Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes & pad with newspapers
NEVER MIX CHEMICALS
NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous materials

NOTE: Please solidify Latex Paint by removing lid to allow paint to dry out or by adding an absorbent material such as “kitty litter.” Then dispose of hardened paint with trash.

Hazardous Waste Day

#2) LIBRARY EVENT: Outdoor Baby Time

This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. The program will be held behind the library next to the Peggy Kane Reading Garden at 10am. Please bring a blanket or low chairs and something for you and baby to shake (rattles, car keys, bottles full of rice or beans). Infants 0-24 months and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome. Register HERE.

#3) Wilmington Yardwaste Center Is Open

The Wilmington Yardwaste Center is open from 9am to 4pm. Residents will need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards will be available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the yardwaste center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.

#4) Book Store Next Door Is Open

The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 1pm. In order to comply with social distancing protocols, the number of shoppers and shopping time will be limited. Donations are limited at this time to one bag per person.

#5) Purchase A ‘Remember The Fallen’ Badge From Wilmington Police This Month

Wilmington Police officers will be wearing special patches this May in honor of those law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

These patches are being made available to the general public for a $10 donation to the New England Concerns of Police Survivors. Patches are available at the front desk of the Wilmington Police Department as well as at Tremezzo Ristorante (2 Lowell Street).

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