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Westport Plans Household Waste Day To Collect Hazardous Chemicals

Hazardous household waste products can be dropped off at the Westport/Weston Health District, 180 Bayberry Lane, on Oct. 3.
Hazardous household waste products can be dropped off at the Westport/Weston Health District, 180 Bayberry Lane, on Oct. 3. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The town of Westport will host its annual household hazardous waste collection day Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westport/Weston Health District, 180 Bayberry Lane.

According to Public Works Director Stephen Edwards, this is an opportunity for residents to clean general hazardous materials out of their basements and garages and dispose of them safely.

Listed below are household areas and the types of chemicals that may be found there.

Garage: degreasers, gasoline, kerosene, mineral spirits, oil-based paints, paint strippers, paint thinners, solvents, stains, turpentine, varnishes, wood preservatives, etc. Latex paint is not a hazardous waste and can be disposed of at the transfer station.

Garden shed: fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, etc.

General household: bleach, charcoal lighter, cleaning chemicals, drain cleaners, fish chemicals, flammable liquids, mercury thermometers, moth balls, pet flea shampoos, photo chemicals, rug shampoos, spot removers, etc.

The following items can be recycled at the transfer station on the Sherwood Island Connector during normal operating hours: antifreeze, motor oil, batteries of any type, fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs and electronics.

The following items are not acceptable: ammunition, flares, smoke detectors and commercial hazardous waste.

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