Wherever you live, you live within a watershed. Streams lead into rivers and rivers lead into larger bodies of water. In Connecticut we live in the Long Island Sound Watershed. Pouring paint thinner or cleaning products down the sink or toilet, dumping waste oil or gasoline on the ground or into a street drain, or overuse of pesticides and fertilizers can threaten nearby sources of drinking water and the Sound.
- Read the product label. Avoid buying products that are:
- Toxic (poisonous)
Corrosive (can burn or destroy materials)
Reactive (can react with other substances to create fumes, heat or an explosion)
Explosive (can explode with exposure to heat or pressure)
Flammable (can easily set on fire)
Look for non-toxic alternatives.
If you buy a hazardous product, buy only what you need and use it up.
Share leftover paint or hazardous cleaning products with a friend or neighbor.
If you are left with hazardous waste, as a resident or small business, bring it to the MidNEROC Chemical Waste Drop-off Facility in Willington.
Mid-NEROC Chemical Waste Drop-off Facility
Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the first & third Saturday of each month, beginning the third Saturday in April until the first Saturday in November. The facility is closed the Saturday of Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend.
Location: 57 Hancock Road, Willington, CT
Cost: There is no charge for household hazardous waste. Businesses will be charged based on the material type and quantity. Businesses, call (860) 684-3163 to make an appointment.
Accepted Hazardous Waste
|From The House||From The Garage||From The Yard/Garden||From The Workbench|
|Drain Cleaners||Fire Starters||Pesticides & Insect Sprays||Rust Preventatives|
|Metal Polish||Old Chemistry Sets||Herbicides||Wood Preservatives|
|Oven Cleaners||Contaminated Gasoline or Kerosene||Rodent Killers||Oil/Lead Based Paints|
|Photo Chemicals||Old Gasoline||Pesticides/Herbicides||Latex Paints|
|Dry Cleaning Fluids||Oil/Gasoline Mixtures||Muriatic Acids||Paint Thinners|
|Floor Cleaners||Waxes and Polishes||Cesspool Cleaners||Solvents|
|Arts & Crafts Supplies||Transmission Fluids||Fertilizers Containing Herbicides and/or Pesticides||Wood Strippers|
|Aerosol Cans||Engine and Radiator Flushes||Pool Chemicals||Degreasers|
|Mercury Thermostats and Thermometers|