Household hazardous waste will be collected

Residents may safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 to 1, at the Miller-Driscoll parking lot, 217 Wolfpit Road. The annual HazWaste Collection Day is sponsored by the Wilton Conservation Commission.

Household hazardous waste is generally defined as material that is corrosive (such as acids and alkalis), flammable, reactive or toxic. Common items include paint thinners, pool chemicals, pesticides, mercury thermometers, and gasoline.

Common household products that should not end up in household trash and will be accepted at the event include: aerosol cans (not empty), antifreeze, arts/craft supplies, asphalt/roof sealer, bathroom cleaners, brake fluid, chemical fertilizers, chemistry kits, furniture/car polish, gasoline, hair dyes and sprays, herbicides, metal polish, moth balls, nail polish/remover, oven cleaners, paint strippers/thinners, degreasers, disinfectants, drain cleaners, flea powders/sprays, fungicides, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, rodent poison, solvents, tile/toilet cleaners, transmission fluid, varnish/shellac, insecticides/pesticides, kerosene, and floor care products.

Paint and electronics will not be accepted at this collection event. 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's license) is required.

For more information, call the Wilton Department of Environmental Affairs at 203-563-0180.