In the Community

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. We also host satellite collections in partnership with our member communities. Upcoming satellite collections are listed below, all are open from 9 a.m. until noon:

  • Woodbridge: September 14, Woodbridge Transfer Station, Acorn Hill Road Extension
  • Milford: September 21, Milford Public Works Yard, 83 Ford Street
  • Meriden: September 28, Meriden Transfer Station, 226 Evansville Avenue
  • Madison: October 5, Madison Public Works Yard, 16 Fort Path Road

HazWaste Central is free to residents of Bethany, Branford, 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.

All users must fill out a registration form. To save time, click here to fill out an electronic form or download and fill out our user registration form prior to coming to drop off your household hazardous waste.

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.

For more information, call 203-401-2712 or email ask.hazwaste@rwater.com.