FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Sherry Churchill
Hancock County Planning Commission
395 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
schurchill@hcpcme.org
667-7131 (Voice)
667-2099 (Fax)

DATE: August 12, 2005

Free Digital Thermometers Exchanged for Mercury Thermometers at Upcoming Ellsworth Household Hazardous Waste Collection


The Hancock County Planning Commission is offering free digital thermometers to the first 50 households that drop off mercury-containing thermometers for safe disposal at the second annual greater Ellsworth regional household hazardous waste collection event. The collection event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at the Ellsworth High School on State Street in Ellsworth.

Households must be from sponsoring communities to participate at no cost and pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact your town office or Sherry Churchill, HCPC Planner, at 667-7131.