A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is held one day in late summer/early fall each year in the railroad station parking lot in New Milford.

The event, which is open to the towns of New Milford, Brookfield, Sherman, Warren and Washington, is held rain or shine.

A licensed transporter will safely dispose of all household waste dropped off during the collection. All substances must be labeled and in their original containers.

Residents must bring proof of residence. The contractor and the towns reserve the right to reject some materials or impose disposal fees.


Businesses and institutions may not bring materials to the event.

Items that may be brought to the parking lot include drain or oven cleaners, old chemistry sets, metal polish, arts and crafts supplies, photo chemicals, floor cleaners, dry cleaning fluids, wood preservatives, wood strippers, septic system cleaners and paint thinner.


Other eligible items include rust preservatives, oil-based paints, transmission fluid, solvents or degreasers, sealant, antifreeze or brake fluid, engine and radiator cleaners, flashlight and other small batteries, dioxin silver or 2,4,5-T, and kerosene.

Pesticides and herbicides in five-gallon or small containers, insect spray and rodent killers, pool chemicals, muriatic acid, no-pest strips and PCB contaminated items may also be brought to the parking lot.

Computers, printers, TVs, fax machines and monitors will be accepted at no charge.

New Milford residents may also continue to drop these items off at the town's recycling center on Young's Field Road.


Each individual who brings a glass mercury thermometer will receive a new digital thermometer.

Residents are reminded not to bring latex paint, asbestos, propane, freon or unknown gases, tires, infectious or medical waste, smoke detectors, explosives and highly reactive materials, garbage, gas cylinders, ammunition or fireworks and radioactive materials/drugs.

Persons interested in attending the hazardous waste event should enter the parking lot from Bridge Street.

For more information, call the New Milford Health Department at (860) 355-6035.