Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 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, contact the Stratford Recreation Department at 468 Birdseye Street or via phone at (203) 385-4052.
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Outdated gas grill propane tanks and water-based latex paint will also be collected.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 can be safely disposed of at the Stratford Police Department, 900 Longbrook Avenue