Hazardous Waste Day nears
Opportunity to throw out some of those household hazards
Published 4:50 pm, Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The town of Darien will hold its 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Day on June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Noroton Heights Railroad Station.
The disposal is free, but there is a cost to the town per car, so town officials suggest consolidating waste with neighbors, if possible.
The collection is operated by Care Environmental, which reserves the right to refuse unidentified materials and large amounts of hazardous waste. For quantities in excess of 25 gallons or for other questions regarding the collection, call the Department of Public Works at 203-656-7346. The collection is for residents with household hazardous waste only and there will be no commercial vehicles or waste permitted.
There will also be a mercury thermometer trade-in this year while supplies last. Residents who turn in a mercury thermometer will receive a digital replacement.
For a list of what is disposable and what is not, see Page A10.
WHAT TO BRING: Household hazardous waste in original, sealed containers w/screw cap, if possible. Including:
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OK Oil and Latex* paints and strippers (Please consolidate into one can, if possible)
OK Paint thinner, solvents, stains
OK Rubber sement, airplane glue
OK Lighter fluid
OK Fiberglass resins
OK Waste fuels (krosene, gasoline)
OK Photo chemicals, chemistry setsb
OK Transmission , car wax
OK Toilet bowl and drain cleaners
OK Poisons, insecticides
OK Rug and upholstery cleaners
OK Weed killers, mothballs
OK Dry cleaning solvents
OK No-Pest-Strips, flea powder
OK Septic tank degreasers
OK Driveway sealer
OK Unbroken fluorescent tubes.
OK Art and hobbysupplies
OK NiCad Batteries (rechargeable)
* Latex not hazardous, but will be collected
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
NO Propane gas cylinders
NO Smoke detectors (Return to manufacturer)
NO Ammunition, fireworks, explosives
NO Radioactive wastes
NO Commercial or industrial wastes
NO Infectious and biological wastes
NO Car batteries -- Collected at Dump
NO Prescription Medicines/Syringes
NO Empty containers and no drumss
NO Penta brand wood preservatives
NO Oil (collected at the pump)
NO Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
NO Dry Cell (flashlight) batteries (not hazardous)
NO Pesticides containing 2-4-5T, Silvex can be thrown away or recycled at transfer station in building
NO Tires -- Collected at dump
NO Electronics -- Collected at Dump
HOW TO TRANSPORT THESE MATERIALS SAFELY:
DO Leave materials in original, labeled containers. Tighten caps & lids.
DO Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper.
DO Sort & pack separately: paint, pesticides, household cleaners.
DO Pack your car and drive directly to site.
NEVER MIX CHEMICALS!
There is no direct cost to you for bringing in waste, however, there is a cost to the Town per car. Please consolidate waste with neighbors, if possible.
This collection is operated by Care Environmental who reserves the right to refuse unidentified material and large amounts of hazardous waste. For quantities in excess of 25 gallons or for any other questions regarding the collection, call the Town of Darien, Dept. of Public Works at 203-656-7346.
There will be a mercury thermometer trade-in this year while supplies last. Bring yours to turn in and receive a digital replacement. Remember a gram of mercury ( the amt. in a thermometer) can contaminate a 20 acre lake for a year.
Collection is for residents with household hazardous waste only--No Commercial vehicles or waste permitted!
If you're unable to make the June 6 date, see the DPW web site for neighboring town's HHW dates or go to the CT DEP web site.