A household hazardous waste collection day will be offered Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Patriot’s Way, near the railroad station, in New Milford.
The event, which is open to residents of New Milford, Sherman, Bridgewater, Roxbury, Warren, Washington, Kent and Brookfield, will be held rain or shine.
Proof of residency will be required.
A licensed transporter will safely dispose of or recycle all household waste dropped off during the collection. All substances must be labeled and in their original containers.
The contractor and the towns reserve the right to reject some materials or impose disposal fees.
Businesses and institutions may not bring materials.
Items that may be brought include drain or oven cleaners, rust preventatives, pesticides and herbicides in five-gallon or smaller containers, old chemistry sets, art and craft supplies, metal polish, oil-based and latex paints, transmission and brake fluids, antifreeze, insect sprays and rodent poisons, photo chemicals, solvents and degreasers, floor cleaners, dry cleaning fluids, sealants, pool chemicals, muriatic acid, wood preservatives and strippers, engine and radiator cleaners, no-pest strips, PCB-contaminated items, septic system cleaners, paint thinner, kerosene, gasoline (dirty only), chips from removed lead-based paint (placed in a plastic bag), dioxin, seven or 2, 4, 5-T, propane cylinders for barbecue grills, all fluorescent light bulbs, cell phones and rechargeable batteries.