Household hazardous waste collection Saturday in Westport
The town-sponsored annual collection of household hazardous waste will take place Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Westport/Weston Health District, 180 Bayberry Lane.
Following is a listing of the types of household materials and chemicals that will be collected:
General household: bleach, charcoal lighter, cleaning chemicals, drain cleaners, fish chemicals, flammable liquids, mercury thermometers, moth balls, pet flea shampoos, photo chemicals, rug shampoos, spot removers, etc.
Garage: degreasers, gasoline, kerosene, mineral spirits, oil-based paints, paint strippers, paint thinners, solvents, stains, turpentine, varnishes, wood preservatives, etc.
Gardening: fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, etc
The following items can be recycled at the town's transfer station on the Sherwood Island Connector during standard operating hours of Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon: Antifreeze, motor oil, batteries of any type, fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, smoke detectors, and electronics.
The following items will not be accepted: Ammunition, flares, commercial hazardous waste.