Hazardous household waste to be collected


A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thomaston High School, 185 Branch Road, Thomaston for local communities including Beacon Falls and Naugatuck.

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 alkaline batteries, mercury thermometers, drain and oven cleaners, upholstery cleaners, oil or lead-based paint (alkyd), 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 latex paint (water-based), auto batteries, motor oil, propane tanks, compressed gas cylinders, asbestos, smoke detectors, explosives, radioactive or medical waste, grout, joint compound, and empty containers of any kind. The contractor reserves the right to reject additional materials.

Materials will only be accepted in household quantities and container sizes. Residents should leave materials in the original container whenever possible. Small businesses interested in participating in the event should make arrangements and negotiate costs directly with CARE Environmental at (973) 398-5100.

Unacceptable materials will be returned or left in the vehicle and information will be given on how to dispose of them.  For more information, Beacon Falls residents can contact Eddie Bea at (203) 729-6978. Naugatuck residents can contact Sheila Baummer at (203) 720-7073.