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.


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 2020

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


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

Date                                  Town                                            Location                                                                                     
May 2, 2020+ Newington Town Garage, 281 Milk Lane (off Fenn Road)
May 9, 2020 Hartford MDC Operations Facility, 125 Maxim Road
May 30, 2020 Wethersfield Wethersfield High School, 411 Wolcott Hill Road
June 6, 2020 Windsor Poquonock WPCF, 1222 Poquonock Avenue
June 21, 2020* West Hartford Hall High School, 975 North Main Street
June 27, 2020 Rocky Hill Rocky Hill WPCF, 80 Goff Brook Lane
September 19, 2020+ Bloomfield Public Works Building, 21 Southwood Drive
September 26, 2020 West Hartford Public Works Garage, 17 Brixton Street
October 10, 2020+ Windsor Locks / East Granby   Public Works Garage, 6 Stanton Road, Windsor Locks
October 24, 2020 East Hartford Transfer Station, 61 Ecology Drive

(WPCF = Water Pollution Control Facility)
* One collection is held on Sunday June 21, 2020
+ Used oil is accepted at this collection date


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