HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

HAZARDOUS WASTE IS NOT ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATION.

Hazardous waste (including used oil and antifreeze) must be taken to HazWaste Central.

ADDRESS:
Regional Water Authority
90 Sargent Drive
New Haven

HOURS:
Saturday mornings
May – October (excluding holiday weekends)

Call 203-401-2712 for more information.

What Is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is generally defined as a household waste that is either explosive, flammable, toxic, reactive or corrosive . Common HHW includes oil-based paints, thinners, pool chemicals, pesticides, mercury thermometers, and gasoline. These items are usually found under your kitchen or bathroom sink, and also in your garage.

Here are some examples:

Explosive

Look for words on the label like: WARNING, STRONG OXIDIZER

Examples: Few consumer products still on the market are explosive. However, some older explosive products may still be stored in the home and certain products may react strongly causing fires or explosions if mixed together. Specific examples include chlorinated pool chemicals, sodium hypochlorite, some peroxides, rechargeable (lithium-ion) batteries.

Flammable

Look for words on the label like: EXTREMELY or HIGHLY FLAMMABLE KEEP AWAY FROM ANY SOURCE OF IGNITION or FLAMES

Examples include: Gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil, butane, oil based paints, paint thinners, and solvents.

Toxic

Look for words on the label like: HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED USE ONLY IN WELL VENTILATED AREA

Examples include: Pesticides, weed killers, antifreeze, paint strippers, some solvents & cleaners, mothballs, rodent bait, items containing mercury, such as some thermometers, fluorescent and halogen lightbulbs, non-digital thermostats.

Corrosive

Look for words on the label like: CORROSIVE AVOID CONTACT WITH SKIN OR EYES CAN CAUSE SEVERE BURNS ON CONTACT

Examples include: Drain cleaners, rust removers, oven cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, lead-acid batteries and acids

Items that are not considered HHW

Special disposal or pickup required:

  • Radioactive material
  • Unknown gases
  • Controlled substances
  • Medications
  • Medical needles / syringes
  • Smoke detectors
  • Propane tanks
  • Latex paints

Recyclable at Transfer Station:

  • Electronic devices

Disposable in your regular trash:

  • Empty non-toxic aerosol cans
  • Household non-rechargeable batteries
  • Empty paint cans

Not sure if your item is Household Hazardous Waste?

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