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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Posted on November 1, 2019 by admin


It’s time to clean out the garage/basement! Danbury Public Works, in collaboration with the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event tomorrow, Saturday, November 2nd, for local residents to get rid of unwanted and unused paints and other household chemicals.

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Danbury Public Works
53 Newtown Road, Danbury

To participate, you must be a resident of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield or Sherman.

Please remember to bring an ID and label or mark any gas containers you wish to keep. Helpers will unload the chemicals for you directly from your car, so you are asked to please remain in your vehicle at all times.

What to Bring

The following items will be disposed free of charge:

  • Paints
  • Stains and varnishes
  • Paint thinners and strippers
  • Wood preservatives
  • Resins, rosins and adhesives
  • Polishes for furniture, floor and metal
  • Cleaners for rugs and upholstery
  • Cleaners for oven, toilet and drain
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Pesticides, herbicides and insecticides (including lawn care products)
  • Flea powder
  • Spot removers
  • Moth balls
  • Dry cleaning solvents
  • Lighter fluids
  • Septic tank degreasers
  • Engine degreasers
  • Waste fuels (kerosene and gasoline)
  • Carburetor cleaners, brake fluids, transmission fluids, car waxes
  • Full or partially full aerosol cans
  • Rubber cement and airplane glue
  • Photo chemicals and chemistry sets
  • Hobby supplies
  • Rechargeable (Ni-Cd) batteries
  • Camera batteries
  • Mercury thermostats and thermometers

A $20 flat fee will be charged to dispose the following items:

  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Motor oil and antifreeze
  • Auto batteries and tires

What NOT to Bring

  • Medical wastes
  • PCB capacitors
  • Radioactive material
  • Unknown gases
  • Controlled substances
  • Pathological material

Bring to local recycling center:

  • Electronics, computers and VCR’s

Throw away in Garbage:

  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Household batteries
  • Smoke detectors

Call your local Police Department for help disposing:

  • Ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Explosives

Bring to a take-back facility:

  • Pharmaceuticals

Please pass this information along to others who may be interested in taking advantage of this event!