Pittsfield and Dalton Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A household hazardous waste collection, organized by the City of Pittsfield in conjunction with the Town of Dalton, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23.
 
The collection will be held at the city's Highway Facility, 81 Hawthorne Ave; please enter through the rear entrance.
 
A wide range of unwanted household products with labels indicating the need for special handling or disposal will be accepted, as well as rechargeable button and other non-alkaline batteries, and also mercury-bearing thermostats and thermometers.
 
Online pre-registration is required by midnight on Oct. 20 and can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/HazDaySignup, along with a complete list of accepted and unaccepted items.
 
As space is limited and with COVID safety precautions in effect, participants will select a 30- minute appointment window for drop-off. Additional instructions will be provided to registered participants.
 
Residents without computer access may call 413-499-9330 (Pittsfield) or 413-684-6111, Ext. 11, (Dalton) for registration assistance. No drop-ins will be accepted.

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Director of Community Development Deanna Ruffer and former Director of Public Health Gina Armstrong will share the one full-time position as co-managers.

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Rather than a resignation, Ruffer sees this as a transition. Armstrong resigned from her position in September, citing a need for more balance in her life and to spend more time with her family.

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"I am very excited to transition from the city's Community Development Director Position to co-special project manager for the City's American Rescue Plan program. This opportunity coincides with a personal desire to adjust my work-life balance to allow me to spend more time with family and pursuing personal interests," Ruffer wrote to iBerkshires in an email.

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