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City of Shelton Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2020
TIME: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Shelton Highway Department (City Yard) 41 Myrtle Street

For More Information Contact:
Shelton Highway Department 203-924-9277 or
Recycling Coordinator 203-924-1555 X 1370

Shelton Residents may participate in the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Collection Free of Charge.

See below for a listing of items that should be saved for disposal at Shelton’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

To save time on collection day, you may print and complete the Collection Form and bring it with you.

Ammunition, Explosives and Fireworks should be taken to the Shelton Police Department.
Call first:  203-924-1544

Used MOTOR OIL and ANTIFREEZE generated by individuals performing work on their own vehicles may be taken during the year to:

Shelton Highways & Bridges Department
41 Myrtle Street
OPEN Monday thru Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
203-924-9277

Items Accepted on Household Hazardous Waste Day:

  • Artist Supplies
  • Airplane Glue
  • Brake Fluid/Carburator Cleaner
  • Car Wax & Polishes
  • Chemical Fertilizers
  • Drain & Toilet Cleaner
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Engine Degreaser
  • Fiberglass Resins
  • Flea Control Products
  • Floor & Metal Polish
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs- (Transfer Station)
  • Fuels/Gasoline/Kerosene
  • Fungicides
  • Furniture Polish
  • Hobby Supplies
  • Insecticides
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Moth Balls
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Paint
  • Paint Strippers/Thinners
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Poisons
  • Roofing Tar
  • Rubber Cement
  • Rug & Upholstery Cleaner
  • Solvent Adhesive
  • Spot Remover
  • Stains & Varnishes
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Weed Killers
  • Wood Preservative

How can I Safely Transport These Hazardous Materials???

  • Leave material in original containers
  • Tighten caps and lids
  • Sort and pack separately: paint, pesticides and household cleaners
  • Pack containers in study upright boxes and pad with newspaper
  • NEVER MIX CHEMICALS
  • Pack your car and drive directly to the collection site
  • NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material

What NOT to bring!!!

  • NO Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives (call first /take to Police Dept.)
  • NO Commercial or Industrial Waste
  • NO Empty Containers (put in Trash Cart)
  • NO Fire Extinguishers
  • NO Infectious & Biological Waste
  • NO Prescription Medicines/Syringes
  • NO Propane or Pressurized Cylinders
  • NO Radioactive Waste
  • NO Smoke Detectors