On Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Town of Greenwich is holding the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day for both Greenwich residents and participating towns with proof of residency.
If for any reason you don’t want to wait another month to get rid of your household hazardous waste in Darien, then drive to Greenwich on Saturday.
Head to the Island Beach Parking Lot at 121 Arch St. It’s the lot just to the south of Interstate 95 at Exit 3. Here’s a Google Map and if you go to this Web page you’ll see where the collection will take place in the parking lot and where to enter (not shown: the inevitable line of cars, although you can see where the line will be).
In general with Household Hazardous Waste Day dropoffs, earlier is better in order to avoid longer lines. Remember to bring some proof that you live in Darien (or one of the other participating towns).
For more information call the Department of Public Works at (203) 869-6910, or the town Health Department at (203) 622-7838.
No commercial loads will be accepted.
Here are the guidelines for what you can drop off and what you can’t in Greenwich.
In Darien, June 2
Darien’s own Household Hazardous Waste Day is on June 2 and takes place on the south side of the Noroton Heights Railroad Station (the side closest to Interstate 95) where area residents will need to use the Hollow Tree Ridge Road entrance.
Darien residents can recycle paint by dropping it off at the Recycling Center — also known as the Dump or the town Transfer Station — so no paint is accepted for Darienites at the Darien household hazardous waste collection. But if you don’t have a dump sticker, you can still go to a household hazardous waste collection event in a nearby town.
Here’s a long list of rules for the Darien event, from the town government website, including what kinds of waste are accepted and what not to bring.
After Greenwich and Darien hold their events, the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is July 14 in Stamford.
— Part of this article is republished from Greenwich Free Press.