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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Hazardous Waste Day Set for Saturday

Westport Public Works Director Stephen Edwards announced today that the town will host its annual household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westport Weston Health District, 180 Bayberry Lane.

“This is an opportunity for residents to clean out their basements and garages of general hazardous materials,” said Edwards.

He outlined areas of a household and the types of typical chemicals that may be found:

Garage: degreasers, gasoline, kerosene, mineral spirits, oil-based paints, paint strippers, paint thinners, solvents, stains, turpentine, varnishes, wood preservatives, etc.

Garden shed:  fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, etc

General household
: bleach, charcoal lighter, cleaning chemicals, drain cleaners, fish chemicals, flammable liquids, mercury thermometers, moth balls, pet flea shampoos, photo chemicals, rug shampoos, spot removers, etc.

The following items can be recycled at the transfer station on the Sherwood Island Connector during normal operating hours:  antifreeze, motor oil, batteries of any type, fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, smoke detectors, and electronics.

The following items are not acceptable: ammunition, flares, commercial hazardous waste.

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Posted 10/01/13 at 08:42 PM  Permalink



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