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Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Scheduled for Saturday, April 27 in Ansonia

Posted on March 22, 2024


Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Scheduled for Saturday, April 27 in Ansonia

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) and participating municipalities are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection event on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ansonia Public Works facility, located at 1 North Division Street.

The collection is open to residents of the following communities: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury. There is no charge to residents. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, tax bill, or other identification, is required for entry.

A full list of acceptable and unacceptable materials can be viewed at nvcogct.gov/hhw.

Examples of wastes that will be accepted include:

  • oil- and latex-based paints and stains
  • thermometers and thermostats containing mercury
  • drain and oven cleaners
  • upholstery cleaners
  • wood cleaners
  • strippers and varnishes
  • pesticides
  • poisons
  • pool and photo chemicals,
  • automotive cleaners and fluids,
  • gasoline, motor oil, grease and rust solvents,
  • aerosols (empty aerosol containers that contain food products can be recycled)
  • metal polishes

Items that will not be accepted include: auto batteries, propane tanks over 1 lb., compressed gas cylinders, asbestos, smoke detectors, explosives, radioactive or medical waste, grout, joint compound, lead paint chips, and empty containers of any kind.

The contractor reserves the right to reject additional materials.

When arriving at the collection site, residents must remain in their cars at all times. Trained waste handlers will remove materials from the cars.

Unacceptable materials will be returned or left in the vehicle and information, if known, will be provided on how to dispose of them. For further information, please contact hhw@nvcogct.gov or call (203) 757-0535.