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Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Day 

September 16, 2023 - Household Hazardous Waste Day - 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Wastewater Plant (394 Main Street).

The Town of New Canaan Residents are allowed to attend Hazardous Waste Days of surrounding Towns on the following list at no cost to the residents. Click here for a list of surrounding Towns.

Please have drivers license or registration readily available No commercial (business) loads accepted 

What is household hazardous waste? 

Household hazardous waste can be any improperly discarded product that can be classified as toxic (poisonous), corrosive, flammable or reactive (explosive). Such products can be found in most homes, garages or workshops and when improperly disposed of can poison people and animals and pollute the home and natural environments. Reading label precautions can identify many of these products. Look for the words: Poison, Corrosive, Toxic, Volatile, Flammable, Caution, Danger, or Warning. 

How do I transport these materials safely? 

Bring materials in original containers securely closed 
Pack containers in sturdy, upright boxes and pad with newspaper if necessary 
Never mix chemicals together 
Never smoke or eat while handling hazardous materials 
Leaking or broken containers must be contained 
Do not leave vehicle unless instructed to do so!!