Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Each spring and fall, the MDC conducts a regional household hazardous waste collection program at a series of local sites in member and non-member towns. The program offers a number of benefits to residents and municipalities:

  • Residents have the opportunity to participate in a collection day in their respective towns as well as in other collections throughout the year.
  • Participating municipalities enjoy financial savings from the effect of pooling under a single contract the services of a licensed hazardous waste management firm.
  • The contractor assumes full responsibility for the collection, transportation and proper disposal of hazardous waste items.
     

Hazardous waste cannot be simply thrown out with the trash, flushed, or poured down the drain because it passes the problem along to the environment, polluting the air and the water.  So the MDC sponsors a HazWaste Program to collect the waste and dispose of it through safe, environmentally responsible practices. 

The MDC urges you to participate in a Household Hazardous Waste Collection in your town.  Protect the health of your kids, your spouse, your pets, and the environment.  You may participate in MDC’s household hazardous waste collection program if you are a member of any participating town; and you may participate on any MDC sponsored collection day.

Residents of any of the following participating towns can participate in ANY MDC sponsored collection day: Bloomfield, East Granby, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks.

For any questions, please contact the MDC’s Hazwaste Hotline at (860) 278-3809.

HOUSEHOLD HAZWASTE INFORMATION PACKET

The Household HazWaste Info Packet contains the complete schedule of MDC sponsored HHW collections for the current calendar year. The Info Packet also summarizes items accepted by the program and items the MDC cannot accept. If an item cannot be accepted at an MDC sponsored collection potential alternative disposal locations are listed. The Info Packet also provides some general information on how to reduce the amount of household hazardous waste you generate.

Hazwaste Information Packet 2018

Hazwaste info packet for small businesses, non-profits and municipalities

2018 HOUSEHOLD HAZWASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE

All Collections are held on Saturdays from 8AM to 1PM unless noted. 

**THE MDC HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS FOR 2018 HAVE ENDED**

Please join us in the spring of 2019.  Keep an eye out for the upcoming collection schedule after the first of the year.

If you do have items that you need to get rid of before the next collection season please visit:

Paintcare.org-for paint recycling/disposal needs.

https://www.paintcare.org/drop-off-locations/#/find-a-drop-off-site

NEDT.org-New England Disposal Technologies is a Household Hazardous Products Collection Center located in Massachusetts.  The Collection Center operates as a “pay-as-you-throw” basis.  Please visit their website or call them to find out what is accepted, their hours, and the associated price list.

https://www.nedt.org

Home Depot-Accepts Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), cell phones, lead acid batteries (non-automotive), lithium ion, and nickel cadmium batteries.

Lowe’s Home Improvement – Accepts Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), cell phones, lead acid batteries (non-automotive), lithium ion, and nickel cadmium batteries.

Please note single use alkaline batteries may be thrown in your regular garbage.  Alternatively MDC does collection these batteries at our HHW collection.

 

**Please note this list of sites and the materials that are accepted is subject to change without notice.**

ONLY RESIDENTS OF THE FOLLOWING PARTICIPATING TOWNS MAY PARTICIPATE IN ANY MDC SPONSORED COLLECTION DAY:

Bloomfield, East Granby, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks