Household Hazardous Waste Collection
September 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) and participating towns are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection on Saturday September 24th. It will take place from 8:00AM – 2:00PM at the Prospect Elementary School located at 75 New Haven Road in Prospect. Proof of Wolcott residency (such as a driver’s license) is required. Click here for a downloadable flyer for the event.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, protocols in effect at the event include:
- Residents disposing of materials must wear a mask and remain in their vehicle
- Only one family member per vehicle
- Collection materials for disposal must be placed in the rear compartment of vehicle, not passenger compartment
- Containers will not be returned (No ‘pour offs’)
Household hazardous wastes are any wastes produced in the home that are poisonous, flammable, reactive, or corrosive. These wastes are harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.
Examples of wastes that will be accepted include: oil- and latex-based paints and stains, thermometers and thermostats containing mercury, drain and oven cleaners, upholstery cleaners, wood cleaners, strippers and varnishes, pesticides, poisons, pool and photo chemicals, automotive cleaners and fluids (excluding motor oil), grease and rust solvents, aerosols, and metal polishes.
Items that will not be accepted include: auto batteries, motor oil, 20 lbs. propane tanks, compressed gas cylinders, asbestos, smoke detectors, explosives, radioactive or medical waste, grout, joint compound, lead paint chips, and empty containers of any kind. The contractor reserves the right to reject additional materials.