Brookfield to host hazardous waste drop-off site Saturday

Ridgefield residents can drop off  paint and pesticides at the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority's hazardous waste event at Brookfield High School Saturday, July 28.

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 2 p.m. Brookfield High School is located 45 Long Meadow Hill Road.

Residents from Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, and Newtown are 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

Accepted materials also include:

  • Paint Thinners & Strippers
  • Dry Cleaning Solvents
  • Waste Fuels (Kerosene, Gasoline)
  • Lighter Fluids
  • Resins, Rosins & Adhesives
  • Polishes for Furniture, Floor & Metals
  • Cleaners for Rugs & Upholstery
  • Cleaners for Oven, Toilet Bowl & Drains
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides
  • (including Lawn Care Products)
  • Flea Powder
  • Spot Removers
  • Carburetor Cleaners, Brake Fluids
  • Transmission Fluids, Car Waxes
  • Full or Partially Full Aerosol Cans
  • Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
  • Photo Chemicals, Chemistry Sets
  • Hobby Supplies
  • Rechargeable (Ni-Cd) Batteries
  • Camera Batteries
  • Thermostats, Thermometers

The following items are not accepted:

  • Motor Oil & Antifreeze (Recycle at Town Drop Off Center)
  • Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives (Call the Police Depart.)
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Unknown Gases
  • Controlled Substances
  • Pathological Material
  • Pharmaceutical or Medical Wastes
  • Electronics, Computers, VCRs
  • Empty Aerosol Cans (put in garbage)
  • Household Batteries (put in garbage)
  • PCB Capacitors
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Auto Batteries & Tires