Virtually all households have some household hazardous waste (HHW). HHW is generally defined as a household waste that is toxic, flammable, reactive or corrosive. Common HHW includes paint thinners, spray paint, pool chemicals, pesticides, mercury fever thermometers, and gasoline.
Although the federal regulations do not prohibit a homeowner from disposing of hazardous waste in the garbage, household hazardous waste collection programs provide an opportunity to manage these wastes in an environmentally safe manner.
Hazardous material may be brought to any of these locations. Proof of Westport residency will be required.
Listed below are some items that can be recycled at the Transfer Station Recycling Center on the Sherwood Island Connector during normal operating hours:
- Latex & Oil Based Paints, Stains, Varnishes & Urethanes
- Batteries (any type)
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Motor oil & Antifreeze
- NOT ACCEPTABLE — propane tanks, ammunition, explosives, demo debris, fireworks, flares, commercial waste.
|April 27||8:30 a.m .- 12:30 p.m.||Weston||Public Works Facility
78 Old Hyde Road
|May 11||8 a.m - 1 p.m.||Greenwich||Island Beach Parking Lot
|June 1||9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Will not accept paint from Darien Residents
|Darien||Noroton Heights RR Station
(south side parking lot)
Hollow Tree Ridge Road
|July 13||9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Will not accept paint from Stamford Residents
381 High Ridge Road
|August 24||8 a.m. - 2 p.m||Norwalk||Norwalk High School
23 Calvin Murphy Drive
|Sept. 14||8 a.m. - 2 p.m||New Canaan||Wastewater Treatment Plant
394 Main Street
|Sept. 21||9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Will not accept paint from Westport residents
|Westport||Yard Waste Site
180 Bayberry Lane
|Oct. 12||9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Will not accept paint from Wilton Residents
214 Wolfpit Road