The Household Hazardous Waste Day originally scheduled for April 14, 2018 has been cancelled. The Town is planning to hold hazardous waste collection days every other year going forward. This will net a savings of $18,000 from the annual landfill operating budget.
Town residents have some alternative disposal options for items that are frequently dropped off at hazardous waste day. All types of fluorescent lightbulbs can be brought to the Town landfill at 2715 Mountain Road any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The landfill also collects used batteries.
Liquid latex and oil based paints can be brought to the Sherwin Williams store in Enfield anytime during regular business hours as part of the state wide “Paint Care” program. The collection is funded with a fee that is paid on every can of paint sold in Connecticut. Paint dried in the can is not accepted there.
Used motor oil can be disposed of curbside next to a resident’s blue recycling bin in unbreakable sealed containers. One gallon is the maximum allowed at each pickup. Used motor oil is also collected at AutoZone in Enfield and Windsor Locks. Call the stores for specifics on daily quantities allowed.
Unfortunately there are no other disposal alternatives for pesticides, household cleaners, solvents, acids or aerosols. If possible, it is best to use up the product for its intended purpose. Always follow all instructions on the label for safe usage, handling and storage.
We will post the date of the next town wide Household Hazardous Collection day as soon as it becomes available.