Household hazardous waste collection
Suffield - posted Apr, 05 2013
SUFFIELD - A household hazardous waste collection has been scheduled for the residents of the town of Suffield for Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a. m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Town Highway garage on Ffyler Place, across from CVS Plaza. This collection day allows residents to dispose of hazardous materials and thereby protect the environment from contamination. Proof of residency is required for this free service; business waste is not accepted. Residents are asked to bring qualified items in their original containers, or identify them to ensure of proper disposal. Products should not be mixed together in one container. Household products that will be accepted for proper disposal include poisons and pesticides; oil based paints; preservatives; turpentine and solvents; paint strippers; hobby chemicals and glues; bleaches; ammonia and disinfectants; oven, toilet bowl and drain cleaners; nail polishes and removers; pharmaceuticals; photographic chemicals; and swimming pool chemicals. Items that will not be accepted include: commercial or industrial wastes; automobile batteries; tires; gas cylinders; antifreeze; and oil. Antifreeze and oil may be placed curbside on regular trash collection days providing they are in sturdy, screw top plastic containers, not milk cartons, and properly identified. The limit is one gallon per week. Dried latex paint cans may be placed in the trash. Full or partially full latex paint cans should be left opened to dry before disposing in the trash. Also not accepted are water reactive materials; explosives; radioactive materials such as smoke detectors; pathological and biomedical materials; and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s). This service is provided by the Suffield Public Works Department in cooperation with the Suffield Garden Club. Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. has been contracted to receive, identify materials and properly dispose of them.