Disposing of Unacceptable Items

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT


TBD, 9 AM – 1 PM, DARCEY SCHOOL, 1686 WATERBURY RD.
Twice annually, the Town of Cheshire sponsors a free electronics recycling drop off event. 
ACCEPTED: computer/laptop/printer/keyboard/monitor; TV/VCR/DVD/remote; batteries; phones/fax machine; game console/controller; small appliances; lightbulbs 
NOT ACCEPTED: smoke detectors; car batteries; appliances containing freon (AC units, refrigerators, dehumidifiers) Note:  Some scrap metal collectors have free drop-off of appliances containing freon. Contact them for their policies.  

FREE MATTRESS RECYCLING EVENT


TBD, 9 AM - 1 PM, TOWN HALL, 84 SOUTH MAIN ST.
Twice annually, the Town of Cheshire sponsors a free mattress recycling drop off event. 
ACCEPTED: mattresses (crib/twin/full/queen/king); box springs
NOT ACCEPTED: mattresses from futons/sofa beds/water beds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged, excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bags; mattress pads/toppers  

FREE PAINT RECYCLING


Go to www.paintcare.org and follow the steps to find a local drop-off point in Connecticut.  

FREE DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS ITEMS


Hazwaste Central (90 Sargent Dr., New Haven) accepts residential hazardous materials such as aerosols, cleaning/lawn/pool/photography chemicals, car batteries, car fluids, paint thinner, fluorescent bulbs, 1# propane tanks, items containing mercury, dry cleaning solvent, and rat poison.
For more information hours of operation and the complete list of accepted items, please check the HazWaste Central website: www.rwater.com/hazwaste. 
There is no fee for Cheshire residents to dispose of items at HazWaste, but proof of residency is required.   

DISPOSAL OF BULKY ITEMS


A private transfer station located in Cheshire is available to Town residents who wish to dispose of bulky items that are not accepted in the weekly trash collection.  THERE IS A FEE FOR MOST ITEMS. For hours, fees and more information on the local private transfer station, please call 203-272-4039.     

DISPOSAL OF DEAD WILDLIFE


The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection maintains a list of contractors that will dispose of dead wildlife on residential property.  The list begins on page 3 of the following document: http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/wildlife/pdf_files/nwco/nwcodir.pdf 

DISPOSAL OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Call Life Safety, 203-272-1882, to discuss drop off or collection options. 
Note: Fire Extinguishers are not accepted in regular trash collection or by local hardware stores, the Cheshire Fire Department, Hazwaste, or the local transfer station. ​

DISPOSAL OF SMOKE DETECTORS


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