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Westport Household Hazardous Waste Day at Greens Farm Railroad Station on Saturday

The Westport Public Works Department announced today that the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day will be Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9am – 2pm at the Greens Farm Railroad Station, Parking Lot #1, New Creek Road (between I-95 and the Metro-North Railroad tracks) in Westport. NOTE: New date and location

Designed to provide a safe option to keep household hazardous wastes out of the municipal solid waste stream and protect land and water from potential contamination, Household Hazardous Waste Day is a NO CHARGE regional program for residents of Westport, Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford & Greenwich.

A general outline of household areas and the typical chemicals that may be found in homes:

Garage:  paints, gasoline, kerosene, mineral spirits, spray paint, paint strippers, paint thinners, solvents, stains, turpentine, varnishes, wood preservatives, degreasers, etc.

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

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

The following items are NOT acceptable:  PROPANE TANKS, AMMUNITION, FLARES, EXPLOSIVES, and COMMERCIAL HAZARDOUS WASTE.

Before bringing hazardous household items to the collection site:

  • Make sure items are clearly labeled and NEVER MIX CHEMICALS.  Incompatible products may react, ignite, or explode, and mixed waste may become not be recyclable. 
  • Keep products in original labeled container. 
  • Place leaky containers in clear plastic bags. 
  • Tighten lids of all containers and pack items in sturdy cardboard boxes lined with newspaper. 
  • Put boxes in the trunk or in the back of the vehicle away from passengers. 
  • Leave pets and children home when bringing hazardous materials for collection. 
  • Keep your windows open and drive directly to the collection site. 
  • Do not smoke or eat while handling hazardous materials.
  • Antifreeze, motor oil, batteries of any type, fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs and electronics can also be recycled at the Westport Transfer Station, 300 Sherwood Island Connector, Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 2:30 pm, Saturday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

COVID protocols will be in place this year, including:

  • Residents must place ALL Household Hazardous Waste in the trunk or rear of their vehicles. 
  • Residents are asked to remain in their vehicle at all times.
  • Only fuel containers will be returned to residents.
  • Residents are asked to have patience.  Lines may be longer than usual.

Those with additional questions may contact the Westport Public Works Department at 203-341-1793 or reference the webpage here.

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