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PUBLIC WORKS NO LONGER TAKING USED OIL

The Department of Public Works is no longer accepting used motor oil at the Anna’s Hope collection center.
According to DPW Commissioner Harold Thompson, the discontinuation of the program is due to people spilling oil at the collection sites, which causes soil contamination. He said DPW will revise its collection procedures to prevent contamination in the future.
Thompson said that leaving containers of used oil outside of any collection site or not properly disposing of oil is against the law. He said people who need to dispose of their oil should contact commercial collectors by looking in the Yellow Pages under waste reduction.

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The Department of Public Works is no longer accepting used motor oil at the Anna’s Hope collection center.
According to DPW Commissioner Harold Thompson, the discontinuation of the program is due to people spilling oil at the collection sites, which causes soil contamination. He said DPW will revise its collection procedures to prevent contamination in the future.
Thompson said that leaving containers of used oil outside of any collection site or not properly disposing of oil is against the law. He said people who need to dispose of their oil should contact commercial collectors by looking in the Yellow Pages under waste reduction.