Household Hazardous Waste Can Be Dropped Off in Norwalk Until 2 PM Saturday, Aug 25

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You can drop off household hazardous waste in Norwalk today,  Saturday, Aug. 25, but only until 2 p.m.

Norwalk’s event, open to residents from Darien and other area towns, started at 8 a.m. at Norwalk High School: 23 Calvin Murphy Dr. (County St.), Norwalk.

The next household hazardous waste dropoff day is Sept. 15 in New Canaan (see list of locations and days below).


— much of the information here is from Norwalk’s Household Hazardous Waste Day announcement


The collection event takes place rain or shine and costs nothing. You should bring a driver’s license or vehicle registration with you to prove you’re from Darien.

Items will be collected from 8: a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at Norwalk High School, 23 Calvin Murphy Dr. (County St.), Norwalk, CT

This event is for dropping off hazardous material from households only — no material  from abusiness will be accepted.

If you have more than 40 pounds or 30 gallons to drop off, or for other questions regarding the household hazardous waste collection, you can call Norwalk city government’s Customer Service line at 203-854-3200.

Accepted Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous that will be accepted:

  • Garage: Gasoline, auto care products, oil-based paints or alkyd paints, stains, thinners, spray paints, etc.
  • Garden: Insect killer weed killer, fungicides (rose dust), chemical fertilizers, garden lime, etc.
  • Household: Cleaners, polishes, mercury thermometers, pet care products, pool chemicals, etc.

Not Accepted

Items that will not be accepted during specified hazardous waste collection days include:

  • Ammunition / Flares or Explosives: Contact the Norwalk Police Department at (203) 854-3000 for information on how to properly discard these items
  • Asbestos: Contact the Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Medical or Biological Waste
  • Radioactive Waste
  • CLFs or Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Unbroken Bulbs can be disposed at Home Depot or Lowes
  • Cooking oil – Norwalk Residents ONLY – Please bring to Transfer Station
  • Electronics: Norwalk Residents ONLY – Please bring to the Transfer Station
  • Used Motor Oil or Antifreeze: Norwalk Residents ONLY – Please bring to the Transfer Station (Fees may apply)
  • Batteries: Norwalk Residents ONLY – Please bring to the Transfer Station (Fees may apply)

Here’s the 2018 Schedule

Image from the town government website

Area household hazardous waste collection days. Darien residents can go to any of them.

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