Coming off a very successful composter/rain barrel sale recently in Southbury, my friends at the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments are helping to organize another of their community events in town this month.

According to a social media post on the regional council that serves the 19 cities and towns that make up the Naugatuck Valley, the NVCOG will present a household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday July 24, 2021, from 8 AM to 2 PM, at the Southbury Town Hall which is located at 501 Main St. South in Southbury.

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This multi-town event is open to residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury.

It's a great opportunity for residents and homeowners of our area to properly dispose of common household hazardous materials. Some of the materials that you may want to get rid of are those old paint cans from the 70's that your dad kept around "just in case". Or you may want to get rid of those old household cleaners that your grandmother kept in the hallway closet.

The list of items that are and aren't accepted is pretty extensive. Click HERE to see the full list. But, suffice to say that if you cringe when you think about throwing an item in the trash or pour it down the drain, it's probably on the list.

The easier thing to tell you is what you cannot bring which is: tires, motor oil, car batteries, radioactive materials, asbestos, lead, explosives, or commercial and industrial waste. There's also a limit as to how much waste you can dump off individually for a full list of details, click HERE.

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