Household Hazardous Waste Day - September 11, 2021

Hazardous Waste Day 
September 11, 2021 - Household Hazardous Waste Day - 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Wastewater Plant (394 Main Street entrance). 
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!!


What do I bring? 

From the workbench: 
Oil based paints 
Stains and varnishes 
Wood preservatives 
Paint strippers/thinners 
Aerosol cans 
Adhesives 

From the garage: 
Fuels/Gasoline/Kerosene 
Engine cleaner 
Brake fluid 
Car wax, polishes 
Driveway sealers 
Roofing tar 
Swimming pool chemicals

From the yard: 
Insecticides, pesticides 
Chemical fertilizers 
Weed killers 
Moth balls 
Flea control products 
From the house: 
Rubber cement 
Fiberglass resins 
Photo chemicals 
Chemistry sets 
Furniture polish 
Floor and metal polish 
Oven cleaners 
Drain and toilet cleaners 
Spot removers 
Rug and upholstery cleaners 
Fluorescent light bulbs

What not to bring !! 
Latex paints 
Empty containers 
Commercial generated wastes 
Radioactive wastes/Smoke detectors 
Biological wastes 
Explosives 
Ammunition 
Tires 
Asbestos 
Prescription medicines/Syringes 
Oil and antifreeze 
Car batteries 
Dry cell batteries 
Propane tanks