Waste Collection Set

Montgomery County residents can get rid of leftover pesticides, oil-based paint, car batteries and other potentially hazardous materials during Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Day on Sunday.

Residents may bring kerosene, paint thinners and other materials that may not be flushed down the drain or thrown out with the regular trash, to the Solid Waste Transfer Station, Rte. 355 and Shady Grove Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The program allows such potentially dangerous substances to be disposed of properly. Those who plan to participate in the cleanup are asked to use the transfer station entrance on Shady Grove Road, just east of Rte. 355.

Among the materials that will not be accepted are: latex paint, commercial, industrial or medical wastes, asbestos or compressed gas cylinders.

Volunteers Sought

The Montgomery County Retired Senior Volunteer Program is seeking people age 60 or older to participate in a volunteer tutoring program for children in the county school system.

Volunteers are needed to help children improve reading skills and to assist teachers. Participants would be asked to volunteer from three to four hours each week.

For more information, call 468-4441.

Programs for Dropouts

High school dropouts who are dyslexic or learning-disabled can get help in working for their high school equivalency degree from a nonprofit center in the county.

TRI-Services Center will offer the course as an alternative to standard programs that often prove too difficult for adults with learning problems, said Susan Matson, the program director. The program will teach personal goal-setting, study skills, reading strategies and developmental writing skills in addition to the traditional science, social studies, math and English.

For information, call Matson at 652-0426.