Do you have paints, cleaners, and other chemicals you need to dispose of? The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) and participating towns will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection on Saturday, July 16. The collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to residents of the following towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury.
The event will be held at Bethlehem Elementary School, located at 92 East Street. There is no charge to residents. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, tax bill, or other identification, is required for entrance. There is no need to line up before the 8 a.m. start time.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, protocols in effect at the event include:
- Residents disposing of materials must wear a mask and remain in their vehicle
- Only one family member per vehicle
- Collection materials for disposal must be placed in the rear compartment of vehicle, not passenger compartment
- Containers will not be returned (No ‘pour offs’)
Household hazardous wastes are any wastes produced in the home that are poisonous, flammable, reactive, or corrosive. These wastes are harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.
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 (excluding motor oil), grease and rust solvents, aerosols, and metal polishes.
Items that will not be accepted include: auto batteries, motor oil, 20 lbs. propane tanks, 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.
Up to 50 lbs. of residential waste will be accepted per vehicle. Residents should leave materials in the original container whenever possible. When arriving at the collection site, residents are asked to stay 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 email@example.com or call (203) 757-0535.