A Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day is being held in Danbury this morning. Residents from the towns of Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield can participate. It's being held from 9am to 2pm at the the Public Works building on Newtown Road.
Proof of residency is required. There is no cost or limit to dispose of items. A licensed contractor will dispose of the items and is being paid with funding that each of the towns send to the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority.
The HRRA says this is a responsible way to get rid of products that require special handling. Otherwise, it goes into landfills and can pose environmental issues down the road.
Paints, Stains and Varnishes, Paint Thinners, Polishes for Furniture, Floor & Metal, Cleaners for Upholstery, Ovens , Toilet Bowls and Drains, Swimming Pool Chemicals and Fluorescent Bulbs. Also being accepted are Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Moth Balls, Lighter Fluids and Kerosene and Gasoline. Rechargeable Batteries, Camera Batteries and Thermometers will also be collected.
Certain items will not be collected including electronics, empty Aerosol Cans, Auto Batteries and Tires, Controlled Substances and Pharmaceutical or Medical Wastes.