Hazardous waste collection draws more than 300

At the Conservation Commission’s 30th annual Household HazWaste Collection Day on Oct. 28, 307 cars turned out to participate. The majority — 227 — were Wilton residents while the remaining 78 came from surrounding communities including Weston, Westport, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, and Greenwich. Participation numbers were comparable to previous years, a press release from the commission said.

The event, which took place at Miller-Driscoll School, gave residents the opportunity to properly remove hazardous materials from their home. Tons of cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers and other products that are corrosive, flammable, reactive, and poisonous were collected by Care Environmental, Inc. and disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.

Helping out at the collection were volunteers from Wilton High School and the Conservation Commission.