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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

There will be a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the City Yard (95 Vincent P. Kelly Road, Bristol, CT 06010) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Residents of Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Meriden, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Southington, and Wolcott may attend. Resident I.D. is required. Please make sure products are sealed. Be sure to keep products in their original containers and don't mix them. Always keep materials in a safe place away from children, pets, and heat. Pack them in a sturdy crate or cardboard box. 5 gallon per person limit. No waste from businesses or contractors.

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste

  • Non-empty aerosol cans
  • Household batteries
  • Furniture, floor, & metal polishes
  • Bleach & spot removers
  • Oven, drain, & household cleaners
  • Bug sprays
  • Disinfectants & mildew removers
  • CFL & fluorescent bulbs
  • Ammonia
  • Paint, varnishes, shellac, stains, thinners, & paint strippers (latex or oil-based paints can be dried out with kitty litter and placed in regular rubbish container; contact Paint Care for large amounts of paint)
  • Pool and photographic chemicals
  • Lawn care chemicals such as pesticides & fertilizers
  • Auto fluids such as motor oil & antifreeze
  • Car waxes and cleaners
  • Kerosene & fuel oil
  • Mercury (including thermometers and thermostats)
  • Waste fuel, moth balls, hobby supplies
  • Charcoal lighter fluid

Unacceptable Materials for HHW Events

  • Appliances such as air conditioners and microwaves (dispose of these items through bulk pickup, the City of Bristol Transfer Station (with a residential permit), or Electronics Waste Collection (no air conditioners or appliances with Freon) 
  • Commercial or industrial waste
  • Electronics such as TVs and computers (dispose of these items through bulk pickup, the City of Bristol Transfer Station (with a residential permit), or Electronics Waste Collection)
  • Empty containers (dispose of in your rubbish container)
  • Flares, ammunition, & other explosives (flares: saturate in water in a covered can, then place in your rubbish container; ammunition: contactany State Police Barracks or resident State Trooper’s Office)
  • Medicines or medical devices (medicines: Police Department Drug Take-Back Event; medical devices: health/medical supply store)
  • Open containers
  • Propane tanks (Disposal through City of Bristol Transfer Station (with a residential permit) - valves need to be removed unless from a gas grill)
  • Smoke detectors (contact manufacturer for disposal options)
  • Tires (dispose of via Bulk pickup (maximum of 2 tires, no rims), the City of Bristol Transfer Station (with a residential permit; max 4 tires per day).

More information: call Tunxis Recycling at 860-585-0419

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