The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is hosting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection Day on Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 8:00 am to 2 pm at Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street in Southbury.
NVCOG HHW events serve the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury. This is the second event currently scheduled in 2021.
For future updates on this program, please visit NVCOG’s HHW webpage as well as information on how to properly dispose of common household items. Also look for postings on NVCOG social media channels and local, municipal websites for updates.
Household hazardous wastes are any wastes produced in the home that are poisonous, flammable, reactive, or corrosive. These wastes are harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly. The goal of the program is to keep potentially hazardous waste out of local landfills and sewers, providing extra protection for wetlands and waterways. In addition, residents may now bring latex (water-based) paint to the collection event. While not considered hazardous waste, the latex paint is also accepted as part of the statewide paint product stewardship program.