A household hazardous waste drop-off event is planned in town

Posted: Apr 30, 2022 9:00 AM

Newtown will host the next Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event.

These are one-day events where items not accepted at local landfills and transfer stations can be dropped off for recycling or proper disposal.

All residents of the HRRA area – Newtown, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Weston and Wilton – are eligible to visit Newtown Public Works, 4 Turkey Hill Road , Saturday, May 7, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The event protocol is as follows:

*Residents must always stay in their vehicle;

*Items must be dropped off at the back of each vehicle prior to arrival (place before arriving at Public Works, not on site);

*Windows must be rolled up; and

*Drivers must be prepared to place their driver’s license against their window for proof of residency.

Workers will remove contents and be in full safety gear.

Smoking is prohibited on site.

Items accepted will include paints, stains and varnishes, paint thinners and strippers; wood preservatives; resins, rosins and adhesives; polishes for furniture, floors and metals; cleaners for carpets and upholstery, ovens, toilet bowls and drains; chemicals for swimming pools; and pesticides, herbicides and insecticides, including lawn care products.

Also flea powder; moth balls; stain removers and dry cleaning solvents; lighter fluids; septic tank degreasers; engine degreasers; carburetor cleaners and brake fluids; transmission fluids and waxes for automobiles; waste fuels (kerosene, gasoline); full or partially full aerosol cans; rubber cement, airplane glue and other hobby supplies; photochemicals; chemistry kits; hobby supplies; rechargeable batteries (N-Cd) and batteries for cameras; and mercury thermostats and thermometers.

For more information, including items that will not be accepted, visit hrra.org/household-hazardous-waste.

Newtown will host the next Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event, open to all residents within the HRRA coverage area.

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