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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

DPW will be hosting a FREE Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City Yard at 95 Vincent P. Kelly Road. 

Residents of Berlin, Bristol, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott may attend. Resident I.D. is required. Please make sure products are sealed. Pack them in a sturdy crate or cardboard box. Leave in your car only as long as necessary, and never smoke while handling. 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. Contact Paint Care for large amounts of paint & paint drop off locations
  • 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 
  • Commercial or industrial waste
  • Electronics such as TVs and computers 
  • Empty containers 
  • Flares, ammunition, & other explosives 
  • Medicines or medical devices 
  • Open containers
  • Propane tanks 
  • Smoke detectors 
  • Tires  

*EVENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE* 

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