Hazardous waste to be collected Sept. 15
The event, which will be open to residents of the towns of New Milford, Brookfield, Sherman, Warren and Washington, will be held rain or shine.
Organizers said 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, paint thinner and chips from lead-based paint.
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, kerosene and fluorescent bulbs.
Pesticides and herbicides in 5-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, televisions, fax machines, monitors and cell phones 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.
No batteries will be accepted at the hazardous waste collection site.
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, radioactive materials or controlled substances/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.