Darien’s hazardous waste collection day is Saturday, June 3

Darien will hold an annual hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, June 3, from 9 to 1 at the Noroton Heights train station.

This year, no paint will be accepted at the collection because the town’s refuse and recycling center has a year-round paint recycling station.

Some items welcome at the collection  include antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluid, insecticides, weed killers, driveway sealer, art, hobby supplies, artist paints, photo chemicals, oven cleaners, toilet bowl and drain cleaners, lighter fluid and rubber cement.

Some unacceptable items include propane gas cylinders, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, radioactive wastes, infectious and biological wastes, prescription meds, smoke detectors (Return to manufacturers), asbestos, commercial or industrial wastes, car batteries (collected at dump), syringes, and tires (collected at dump.)

The Public Works Department asks that residents leave materials in the original labeled containers tightened with caps and lids. Also, residents should sort items and pack them in sturdy upright boxes, padded with newspaper. Once a car is packed, the resident should drive directly to the drop off.

The last day for the town’s bulk pickup program is Wednesday, June 7.

For a complete list of acceptable and and unacceptable items click here. For other hazardous waste dates in nearby towns,  or more information, visit the Public Works page of darienct.gov.