A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is held one day in early fall each year at Patriot's Way, near the railroad station in New Milford.

The 2014 collection will be Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event, open to residents of New Milford, Sherman, Bridgewater, Roxbury, Warren, Washington and Brookfield, is held rain or shine.

A licensed transporter will safely dispose of or recycle household waste dropped off during the collection. 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.

Items that may be brought 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 and latex paints, transmission fluid, solvents or degreasers, sealant, antifreeze, engine and radiator cleaners, barbecue propane cylinders, cellphones, chips from removed lead-based paint (in plastic bag), dioxin seven or 2, 4 or 5T 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.

Compact fluorescent light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent lights may also be dropped off during the event.

Rechargeable batteries will be accepted.

Oil-based and latex paint may also be dropped off at no charge at Sherwin Williams along Route 7 and H.H. Taylor & Son along Railroad Street.

Residents are reminded not to bring alkaline batteries, ammunition or fireworks, asbestos, car batteries, controlled substances/drugs, electronics, explosives and highly reactive materials, Freon or unknown gases, garbage, infectious medical waste, motor oil, radioactive materials, smoke detectors and tires.

To learn how to dispose of these items, visit www.newmilfordhealth.org.

Persons interested in attending the hazardous waste event should enter the parking lot from Bridge Street and exit onto Young's Field Road.

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