Next Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, July 13 in Stamford


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Examples of household hazardous waste (photo from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook)

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The next opportunity for Darien residents who want to get rid of their household hazardous waste — chemical cleaning materials and containers, pesticides, paint strippers (but not paint) and the like — in Stamford on Saturday, July 13.

You can bring your hazardous stuff to Rippowam School at 381 High Ridge Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Getting there earlier usually means a shorter wait time.

You also can bring your poisonous, environmentally harmful or just unhealthy items to other nearby towns if you’re unable to attend this event.

Darien, Greenwich and Weston have already had their household hazardous waste days, but residents of those three towns and the ones listed below can go to each other’s waste days. Here’s the schedule:

Household Hazardous Waste Days 2019

Items Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Days

From the Stamford city government website:

  • Aerosol Cans (not empty)
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies
  • Bleaches
  • Brake Fluid
  • Cesspool Cleaners
  • Creosote
  • Drain Cleaners and Openers
  • Dry Cleaning Fluids
  • Engine and Radiator Flushes and Cleaners
  • Floor Cleaners
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Home Heating Oil
  • Insect Sprays
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Metal Polish
  • Moth Balls
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Old Chemistry Sets
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Paint Thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Rodent Killers
  • Rust Preventatives
  • Sealants
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Solvents
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Wood Preservatives

Electronics, propane tanks, motor oil can be recycled at the Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center.

Editor’s note: This article originally was published July 5, 2019.

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