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.

"This is an opportunity for residents to clean out their basements and garages of general hazardous materials," Department of Public Works Stephen Edwards said in a statement.

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.