A Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection Day is scheduled for the towns of Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, and Woodbury for Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. The event will be held at the Shepardson Community Center (1172 Whittemore Road) in Middlebury. The collection starts at 8:00 A.M. There is no need to line up before 8:00 A.M.
There is no charge to residents. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, tax bill, or other identification, is required for entrance. The event is sponsored by the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley and participating towns.
Examples of wastes that will be accepted include: oil- and latex-based paints and stains, thermometers and thermostats containing mercury, drain and oven cleaners, upholstery cleaners, wood cleaners, strippers and varnishes, pesticides, poisons, pool and photo chemicals, automotive cleaners and fluids, grease and rust solvents, aerosols, and metal polishes.
Items that will not be accepted include: No auto batteries, No motor oil, No propane tanks, No compressed gas cylinders, No asbestos, No smoke detectors, No explosives, No radioactive or medical waste, No grout, No joint compound, No lead paint chips, and No empty containers of any kind. The contractor reserves the right to reject additional materials.
Up to 50 lbs. of residential waste will be accepted per vehicle. Residents should leave materials in the original container whenever possible. When arriving at the collection site, residents are asked to stay in their cars at all times. Trained waste handlers will remove materials from the cars.
Unacceptable materials will be returned or left in the vehicle and information will be given on how to dispose of them.