Hazardous waste disposal is next weekend

The Wilton Conservation Commission is sponsoring the town’s annual household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 to 3, at the Miller-Driscoll School parking lot on Wolfpit Road. This event enables Wilton residents to safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous material. A certified hazardous waste contractor will provide appropriate and responsible disposal of the unwanted products.

Nearly all households contain some household hazardous waste, generally defined as material that is corrosive (such as acids and alkalis), flammable, reactive or toxic. Common items includes oil-based paints, thinners, pool chemicals, pesticides, mercury thermometers, and gasoline.

Common household products that should not end up in our household trash and will be accepted at the event include: chemical fertilizers, gasoline, hair dyes and sprays, metal polish, nail polish/remover, oven cleaners, degreasers, disinfectants, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, rodent poison, solvents, tile/toilet cleaners, insecticides/pesticides, and many other items.

This event is for the collection of household hazardous waste only. Water-based latex (acrylic) paint and electronics will not be accepted. The collection is open to all Wilton residents, as well as residents of Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Stamford, Weston and Westport. Proof of residency (a driver license) is required.

Information: 203-563-0180.