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Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Takes Place Saturday In Newtown

Get rid of your household hazardous waste Saturday in Newtown
Get rid of your household hazardous waste Saturday in Newtown Photo Credit: Jim Gerweck

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- It's time to clean our those garages of all of the old paint and hazardous waste that most residents don't know what to do with during the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off on Saturday, May 21 at the Newtown Public Works garage.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to residents of Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Redding and Ridgefield at the garage located at 4 Turkey Hill Road. (Take Route 25 to Peck’s Lane. Follow Peck’s Lane to first intersection. Turn on to Turkey Hill Road, Newtown Public Works is on the right).

What To Bring:

  • Paints
  • Stains and Varnishes
  • Paint Thinners and Strippers
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Resins, Rosins and Adhesives
  • Polishes for Furniture, Floor & Metal
  • Cleaners for Rug & Upholstery
  • Cleaners for Oven, Toilet Bowl & Drain
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, including lawn care products
  • Flea Powder
  • Moth Balls
  • Spot Removers
  • Dry Cleaning Solvents
  •  Lighter Fluids
  • Septic Tank Degreasers
  • Engine Degreasers
  • Waste Fuels (Kerosene, Gasoline)
  • Carburetor Cleaners, BrakeFluids
  • Transmission Fluids, CarWaxes
  • Full or partially Full Aerosol Cans
  •  Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
  • Photo Chemicals, Chemistry Sets
  • Hobby Supplies
  • Rechargeable (Ni-Cd) Batteries
  • Camera Batteries
  • Thermostats, Thermometers

What Not To Bring:

  • Electronics, Computers, VCR’s (Recycle at town Drop off Center)
  • Empty Aerosol Cans (put in garbage)
  • Household Batteries (put in garbage)
  •  PCB Capacitors
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Auto Batteries & Tires • Motor Oil & Antifreeze (Recycle at Town Drop Off Center) 
  • Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives (Call the Police Department)
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Unknown Gases
  • Controlled Substances
  • Pathological Material
  • Pharmaceutical or Medical Wastes

For more information, call 203-775-4539 or email

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