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“Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” will be held on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stratford’s Public Works Yard – 550 Patterson Avenue.

Stratford’s “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” is free of charge to Stratford residents. A valid Stratford resident sticker must be presented at the entrance prior to off- loading materials. To obtain a resident sticker prior to the event, please contact the Stratford Recreation Department at 468 Birdseye Street or via phone at (203) 385-4052.

According to Conservation Superintendent Kelly Kerrigan, many chemicals commonly used in homes or workshops can be very dangerous if disposed of improperly. If certain materials are poured down the drain or placed in the trash, reactions may occur releasing dangerous fumes that can corrode plumbing and even cause an explosion.

Stratford residents will be able to safely dispose of hazardous products including old pesticides, cleaning products, weed killers, pool chemicals, old gasoline, antifreeze, oil based/lead based paint, stains, varnishes, lacquers, batteries, etc. Many products can be identified as hazardous by reading the label precautions. Look for the words: Poison, Toxic, Corrosive, Volatile, Flammable, Caution, Danger or Warning.

Outdated gas grill propane tanks and water-based latex paint will also be collected. Latex paint may also be dried out completely and disposed of in your weekly sanitation collection.

The following items will NOT be accepted:
• Commercial or Industrial Wastes
• Infectious or Biological Wastes
• Radioactive Waste
• Smoke Detectors
• Prescription Medicines/Syringes
• Prescription medicines (except for syringes and liquids) may be safely disposed of at the Stratford Police Department, 900 Longbrook Avenue
• E-Waste (Computers, fluorescent Light bulbs)
• E-waste may be disposed of at the Stratford Transfer Station, Watson Boulevard
• Explosive Items (Gun powder, ammunition)
• Gun powder and ammunition may be safely disposed of at the Stratford Police Department, 900 Longbrook Avenue

For additional guidance on how to dispose of other not-so-common househol waste, check out this website:


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