Household hazardous waste drop-off in Bethel
Ridgefield residents can drop off paint and pesticides at the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority’s household hazardous waste event at Walnut Hill Church in Bethel in Saturday, Sept. 7.
Hazardous items that are accepted, include: camera batteries, stains and varnishes, oven and toilet bowl cleaners, moth balls, septic tan degreasers and wood preservatives (see more below).
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walnut Hill Church is located at 156 Walnut Hill Road in Bethel.
Residents from Bethel, Brookfield Danbury, New Fairfield, and Newtown are also welcome to deposit without registration.
Residents from Redding, Bridgewater, Kent, Sherman and New Milford must pre-register to attend by calling HRRA at 203-775-4539 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepted materials also include:
Paint Thinners & Strippers
Dry Cleaning Solvents
Waste Fuels (Kerosene, Gasoline)
Resins, Rosins & Adhesives
Polishes for Furniture, Floor & Metals
Cleaners for Rugs & Upholstery
Cleaners for Oven, Toilet Bowl & Drains
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides
(including Lawn Care Products)
Carburetor Cleaners, Brake Fluids
Transmission Fluids, Car Waxes
Full or Partially Full Aerosol Cans
Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
Photo Chemicals, Chemistry Sets
Rechargeable (Ni-Cd) Batteries
The following items are not accepted:
Motor Oil & Antifreeze (Recycle at Town Drop Off Center)
Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives (Call the Police Depart.)
Pharmaceutical or Medical Wastes
Electronics, Computers, VCRs
Empty Aerosol Cans (put in garbage)
Household Batteries (put in garbage)
Auto Batteries & Tires