This is just a quick heads-up for those of you who live near Good Harbor Beach, the Back Shore and Eastern Point. The annual Lone Gull 10K road race will be held this Sunday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. in that vicinity. Nautilus Road will be the only road closure. It will be closed for the duration of the race, though there may be some traffic slowdowns as runners make their way along the course. This is a significant event in the New England road racing calendar, and the money raised goes to benefit the Children’s Center for Communication, a program to assist children with severe communication issues.
The map below shows the race route:
Hazardous waste disposal Sept. 28
The city will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the DPW Yard on Poplar Street.
Residents are asked to schedule an appointment to bring their materials to the DPW yard. The Recycling Department is currently accepting appointments. Please call 978-281-9785 to schedule your appointment.
Gloucester residents are allowed to bring up to 25 pound or gallons of material at no cost. If you exceed 25 pounds or gallons, and additional fee will be accessed and payable to Clean Harbors (payable by check only, cash is not accepted). For up to 10 gallons or pounds over it is $24, for 10-25 gallons or pounds over the charge is $44.
Please understand that we can only accept hazardous materials when Clean Harbors is on site, early drop offs will not be allowed. For a complete list of what is acceptable please click on Acceptable Materials below.
Please understand that we can only accept hazardous materials when Clean Harbors is on site, early drop offs will not be allowed.
From the House
Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue, Fiberglass Resins, Photo Chemicals , Chemistry Sets, Furniture Polish, Floor & Metal Polish, Oven Cleaner, Fluorescent Bulbs, Mercury bearing wastes, Drain & Toilet Cleaner, Spot Remover, Rug & Upholstery Cleaner, Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies
From the Yard
Poisons, Insecticides, Fungicides, Chemical Fertilizers, Weed Killers, Moth Balls, Flea Control Products,
From the Workbench:
Oil Based Paints ONLY, Stains & Varnishes, Wood Preservatives (except Penta), Paint Strippers/Thinners, Solvent Adhesives, Lighter Fluid
From the Garage
Fuels/Gasoline/Kerosene, Motor oil, Car batteries, Antifreeze,m Engine Degreaser, Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner, Transmission Fluid, Car Wax, Polishes, Driveway Sealer, Roofing Tar, Swimming Pool Chemicals
Latex Paint (pop lid, let dry, throw in trash), Empty Containers/Trash, Commercial or Industrial Waste, Radioactive Waste, Smoke Detectors, Infectious & Biological Wastes, Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than propane), Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives, Fire Extinguishers, Prescription Medicines/Syringes, Asbestos
Safely Transporting Hazardous Materials
Leaving materials in original containers., Tighten Caps and lids., Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides,and household cleaners.
Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper.
NEVER MIX CHEMICALS.
Pack your car and drive directly to the site.
NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material.