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Chemicals that are properly disposed of do not end up contaminating the soil (and possibly the well water below it) or our rivers and Long Island Sound.”

So you are cleaning out your garden shed and you come across a container of pesticide that you no longer need?  Maybe its effectiveness has expired or because of your concern about the environment you no longer want to use it.   How do you get rid of it?  Do not put it in the trash or dump it down a drain.  Instead, bring it to HazWaste Central.  This ecologically intelligent facility is free to residents in the sixteen area towns that support this program (Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Fairfield, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge). 

HazWaste Central is located at 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, just off I-95 Exit 46 – Long Wharf.  The facility is open Saturday mornings from 9 AM to noon and will re-open for the new season on May 14, 2011.  The visit is quick and easy.  You do not have to leave your car and trained experts carefully remove the hazardous materials from your vehicle.

In addition to pesticides, HazWaste Central also takes and will properly dispose of kitchen and bathroom chemicals such as aerosols and many types of cleaners, garage and workshop hazards, such as antifreeze, auto batteries and oil based paints, and garden and miscellaneous items, such as chemical fertilizers, all types of pesticides (insecticides, fungicides and herbicides) and fluorescent bulbs.

More complete information about HazWaste Central, including a list of what they will and will not accept , can be found at their web site http://www.rwater.com/hazwaste/.  This site also has a brief questionnaire, which you can download and complete prior to your arrival at HazWaste Central to expedite your visit.

HazWaste Central is Connecticut’s first permanent center for the collection and disposal of hazardous household waste.  Since 1990, they have collected over one million gallons of waste from more than 113,000 households.  Your use of HazWaste Central is an important step in protecting our environment. Their trained professionals follow the stringent regulations of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the correct handling, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials.  When possible, these materials are recycled or reused.  Chemicals that are properly disposed of do not end up contaminating the soil (and possibly the well water below it) or our rivers and Long Island Sound.

Article compliments of John Cox

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