Hazardous waste, paint to be collected

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Beacon Falls and Naugatuck residents can dispose of household hazardous waste and paint on Saturday.

A household hazardous waste and paint collection event will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thomaston High School, 185 Branch Road, Thomaston. The event is open to residents of 10 area towns, including Beacon Falls and Naugatuck. Proof of residency is required for entrance.

Examples of wastes that will be accepted include oil- and latex-based paints and stains, 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 auto batteries, motor oil, compressed gas cylinders, asbestos, radioactive or medical waste, and lead paint chips.

The contractor reserves the right to reject additional materials. Up to 50 pounds of residential waste will be accepted per vehicle.

For further information, Beacon Falls residents can contact the public works garage at 203-729-6978. Naugatuck residents can call public works at 203-720-7071.