The Unity Area Regional Recycling Center in Thorndike is providing an opportunity to get rid of household hazardous waste Saturday, May 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are nine member towns, and nonmember residents are also welcome.

There are fliers at town offices that identify what to bring, what not to bring and how to bring them. Items must be in sealed containers, preferably in their original container with label. Items should be padded and in sturdy boxes. Mark how much is left in the container.

Cost is $27 a unit. One unit is five gallons or 20 pounds. Example: 10 cans of paint (one gallon each) that are half-full each would be considered five gallons.

The definition of household hazardous waste is any liquid product in the home that has the following properties: flammable, corrosive, explosive/reactive or toxic. Examples: oil paint, thinners, brake fluid, antifreeze, pesticides, ammonia cleaners, aerosol cans that still have something in them and many more. For more information, call the center at 568-3117.

Farms can call ahead and the UARRC will send someone for pickup.