A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is scheduled for 10 area towns, including Beacon Falls and Naugatuck, on Saturday (4/27) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southbury Town Hall on 501 Main St. South.
The event is sponsored by the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley and participating towns. There is no charge to residents. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, tax bill, or other identification, is required for entrance.
Examples of wastes that will be accepted include: thermometers and thermostats containing mercury, drain and oven cleaners, upholstery cleaners, oil or lead-based paint (alkyd), wood cleaners, strippers and varnishes, pesticides, poisons, pool and photo chemicals, automotive cleaners and fluids, grease and rust solvents, aerosols, and metal polishes.
Items that will not be accepted include: latex paint (water-based), auto batteries, motor oil, propane tanks, compressed gas cylinders, asbestos, smoke detectors, explosives, radioactive or medical waste, grout, joint compound, and empty containers of any kind.
The contractor reserves the right to reject additional materials. Up to 50 lbs. of residential waste will be accepted per vehicle. Residents should leave materials in the original container whenever possible.
For more information, Beacon Falls residents can call Eddie Bea at (203) 729-6978. Naugatuck residents can call Sheila Baummer at (203) 720-7073 for more information.
Some Information about Recycling
In September of 2012 Beacon Falls First Slectman, Gerard Smith.wrote : "For the past year, Beacon Falls has been part of “single stream recycling.” I encourage every household to purchase a large trash receptacle, label it “Recycling” and place ALL numbered plastic (not just 1&2), paper and cardboard, broken down into manageable pieces, in this separate container. The town pays for all items placed in your trash container by the ton, but we are reimbursed for the recyclables. If every household separates trash and recycling, reducing the one and increasing the other, it will result in substantial savings."
Used Printer/Toner cartridges accepted at the Library :
The Friends of the Beacon Falls Public Library are sponsoring a recycling drive of empty or non-usable inkjet printer and toner cartridges. Bring them to the library in carefully sealed Ziploc bags and the Friends will redeem the cartridges for cash to help the library. Support the Friends, Help the environment! Please click here to see which cartridges are accepted by our company.
They have ALREADY cashed in over $600 to be used toward computer-related equipment at the library and are looking to earn more. They HAVE recently purchased an LCD projector and SCREEN for the library using these and other funds.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection offers information on recycling just about anything (including SIX different types of batteries).
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