Hazardous waste collection set for Saturday


MIDDLEBURY — A household hazardous waste collection day is scheduled for area towns, including Beacon Falls and Naugatuck, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Shepardson Community Center at 1172 Whittemore Road in Middlebury.

There is no charge to residents. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or tax bill, is required for entrance. The event is sponsored by the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley and participating towns.

Household hazardous wastes are any wastes produced in the home that are poisonous, flammable, reactive, or corrosive.

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.

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 call Eddie Bea at (203) 729-6978 and Naugatuck residents can call Sheila Baummer at (203) 720-7073.