Here's a friendly reminder for everyone that lives in Western Connecticut: Those spray paint cans that you've had in your garage since 1985? They're no good, and neither is your late grandfather's favorite paint thinner from the 1970's. If this sound like you, and 2024 is your year of change, a multi-town Hazardous Waste collection event is happening in Danbury soon.

Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) has announced that their next multi-town household hazardous waste drop-off event will occur at the Danbury Public Works Building at 53 Newtown Road on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 9AM until 2PM. This event is open to residents of:

  • Bethel
  • Bridgewater
  • Brookfield
  • Danbury
  • Kent
  • New Fairfield
  • New Milford
  • Newtown
  • Redding
  • Ridgefield
  • Roxbury
  • Sherman
  • Weston
  • Wilton
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What can you drop off? Paints, stains, varnishes, thinner, stripper, and wood preservatives. Furniture, wood, and metal polishers. Rug, upholstery, carpet, oven, toilet, and drain cleaners. Pool chemicals, lawn care products, and pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides. Lighter fluids, degreasers, brake fluid, transmission fluids, car wax, aerosol cans, camera and Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries, 1 pound single-use propane containers, and mercury thermostats and thermometers.

What CAN'T be dropped off? Lithium batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil and anti-freeze, automotive batteries or tires, 20 pound propane tanks.

If you happen to have unwanted ammunition, explosives, or fireworks, call your local police department.

For the event, place the items in your trunk, or in the back of your vehicle, and drive into the DPW building, where an array of volunteers will remove the items from your trunk. Please have your ID ready, and stay inside your car.

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