In the Community

To protect the safety of participants and employees, we are making the following changes to operations on collection days:

  • All HazWaste Central participants are required to pre-register online using this form. Paper forms will not be available.
  • Household hazardous waste items must be accessible in the trunk or truck bed of your vehicle.
  • Participants are asked to wear a face mask while at the HazWaste Central facility and to stay in their vehicles.
  • Containers used to transport waste items will not be returned to participants. Please bring items in disposable containers.

HazWaste Central

Household hazardous waste comes from everyday products used in the home, garage, yard or garden. HazWaste Central helps area residents in member towns protect water quality by safely disposing of these household wastes. Located at our headquarters at 90 Sargent Drive in New Haven, HazWaste Central is open from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays only, May through October.

HazWaste Central is free to residents of Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Fairfield, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge.

A visit to HazWaste Central is quick and easy. Participants never have to leave their cars, and the waste is off-loaded by professionals. Co-sponsored by the RWA and the South Central Regional Council of Governments, some of the household wastes that can be dropped off include aerosol cleaners and sprays, antifreeze, oil-based paint and pool chemicals. Click here for a complete list.

Small businesses, those with Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) status, can participate in the HazWaste Central Program BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To learn more, download the Small Business CESQG Information Packet and the appropriate form: CESQG Small Business Form  or CESQG Municipal Form.


HazWaste Central: Your Questions Answered

Our household hazardous waste expert is preparing a series of videos to provide helpful information to our customers who may be cleaning their homes and locate unwanted household hazardous waste products. If you have questions you would like answered by our experts, call 203-401-2712 or email

HazWaste Helper Activity

Paint Tips and Ideas

Aerosol Can Recycling Tips

Opening for 2020 Season

Battery Recycling Tips

Pesticide Tips

Dropping Off Household Hazardous Waste

We are working on more videos, so keep checking this space and watch our social media channels where we'll announce when the next one is available.