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Pre-registration is required. See below for information on how to sign up.

Register for HazWaste Central

Online registration is required to participate in HazWaste Central. Click here to complete a short registration form.

For planning purposes, below are the registration totals for the next four weeks. Consider signing up for a day with fewer participants registered to expedite your visit to HazWaste Central.

Registration as of July 30:

July 31  110 Participants Registered
August 7 40 Participants Registered
August 14  17 Participants Registered
August 21 10 Participants Registered

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, through October 30, 2021.

In addition to regular collections, we are holding satellite collections in several of our member communities. Not all satellite collections will not accept antifreeze, asbestos, auto batteries, camp stove propane cylinders, fire extinguishers, gas grill propane tanks or waste oil. Satellite collection days are listed below:

Fairfield - August 28, Veterans Park

Woodbridge - September 11, Woodbridge Transfer Station

Milford - September 18, Milford Public Works Yard

Meriden - September 25, Meriden Transfer Station

Madison - October 2, Madison Public Works Yard

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.

Your Questions Answered

Our household hazardous waste expert has prepared 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 For more tips from our expert, view the Your Questions Answered video series.

Your Questions Answered Videos