So you are starting to declutter rooms in your house and you realize you don’t know how to discard certain items. Not getting rid of unwanted items will take up more space in your home. And if you simply throw hazardous items in your municipal trash bin, you will most likely be causing harm to the environment. If you live in New Haven, CT do you know where to discard hazardous waste or common household items? The city of New Haven has multiple places where you can discard these materials.
Household HazWaste Central
Residents of New Haven are lucky to have a facility that accepts many types of hazardous and household materials. You can dispose common household items that are corrosive, toxic or flammable for free at HazWaste Central. This facility protects water resources by accepting hazardous materials that might otherwise end up contaminating the environment. The city’s waterways are kept clean through the proper recycling and disposal operations practiced by this facility. They also make it incredibly easy to discard materials at HazWaste Central. You don’t even have to leave your car since all the waste is off-loaded by professionals.
What household items are accepted at HazWaste Central?
There are three categories of household hazardous waste that can be accepted; home, garage, and yard:
Kitchen & Bathroom
Floor Care Products
Metal & Furniture Polish
Nail Polish Remover
Oven & Drain Cleaners
Toilet Bowl Cleaners
Garden & Miscellaneous
Herbicides & Insecticides
Dry Cleaning Solvents
Swimming Pool Chemicals
Small Propane Cylinders
Mercury & Mercury Containing Items
Garage & Workshop
Auto Body Repair Products
Brake &Transmission Fluid
Paint Thinner & Stripper
Latex & Oil-Based Paints
Used Motor Oil
What household hazardous waste items are not accepted at HazWaste Central?
These items are not accepted at HazWaste Central. However, there are other disposal resources available in New Haven for these common items. For paint, Grand Paint and Carpet Center, PPG Paint, and Goodys Paint and Hardware all accept leftover paint. Make sure you call before you drop off the paint in case there are restrictions such as the amount and type of paint you are disposing of. If you need to discard tires, New Haven’s transfer center on Middletown Avenue accepts them. As for electronics, you must call the Department of Public Works at 946-6136 to register for a collection.
When can I go to HazWaste Central?
The facility is only open on Saturday’s from 9am to noon from mid-May through the end of October. It is located right behind the Regional Water Authority’s headquarters on 90 Sargent Drive.
What if my hazardous household item isn’t listed?
If there’s an item we don’t have listed, you can call the Recycling Center in New Haven at 946-7700. They will gladly point you in the right direction!