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Hazardous Waste Collection

Fairfield residents may take their household hazardous materials to HazWaste Central at 90 Sargent Drive in New Haven (exit 46 off I-95 and follow the signs) any Saturday from the mid May to the last Saturday in October from 9am to 12 noon.

Once a year, the town sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Veterans Park on Reef Road.

For more details, visit the HazWaste Central web page.

Acceptable Hazardous Materials

Do not mix or remove these items from their original package!

Kitchen/Bathroom Garage/Workshop Garden/Miscellaneous
Aerosols Antifreeze Artists' Paints, Mediums
Bathroom Cleaners
Auto Batteries
Batteries
Bug Sprays
Auto Body Repair Products
Chemical Fertilizer
Disinfectants
Brake Fluid
Dry Cleaning Solvents
Drain Cleaners
Gasoline Fungicides
Floor Care Products
Latex Paint
Herbicides
Furniture Polish
Other Oils/Cleaners Insecticides
Metal Polish
Oil Based Paint Moth Balls
Nail Polish Remover
Paint Thinner Photographic Chemicals
Oven Cleaners
Paint Stripper Rat Poison
Tile Cleaners
Transmission Fluid
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Toilet Bowl Cleaners
Varnish
 

Hazardous Materials NOT Accepted

Unacceptable materials include:

  • 55-gallon drums of otherwise acceptable liquids like waste oil
  • ammunition
  • asbestos roofing, shingling, flooring, wallboard and pipe wrap
  • controlled substances, narcotics and prescription medicines
  • empty containers, including aerosol cans
  • explosives, including road and boat flares
  • fire extinguishers
  • pathological waste, including syringes
  • PCB's
  • radioactive materials
  • tires
  • waste generated by commercial, industrial, institutional or municipal sources

Additional Information on Household Hazardous Waste

Additional health and safety information on household products is available at the National Institutes of Health at http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/index.htm