NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Household Hazardous Waste Day is coming to New Canaan on Saturday for residents who want to dispose of toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive materials.
Residents of Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton may attend as well, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's website .
Hazardous waste can be found in most homes, garages or workshops, and when improperly disposed of can poison people and animals and pollute the home and natural environment, the town said.
New Canaan residents can transport these materials safely by bringing materials in original containers securely closed; packing containers in sturdy, upright boxes and padding with newspaper if necessary; never mixing chemicals together; never smoking or eating while handling hazardous materials; and making sure leaking or broken containers are contained. Do not leave your vehicle unless instructed to do so, the town advised.
Notably, residents can bring in old mercury thermometers for a free digital replacement.
For a list of items that can be disposed of, click here .
Household Hazardous Waste Day runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wastewater Plant at 394 Main St., New Canaan.
Other Hazardous Waste Days will be held in Westport on Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yard Waste Site at 180 Bayberry Lane, Westport, and in Wilton on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Miller/Driscoll School at 214 Wolfpit Road, Wilton.