The city of Shelton will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Collection day Saturday,
Oct. 7, 2017 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Highways and Bridges garage at 40 Myrtle Street.
Residents may bring the following materials to be disposed of: paints and strippers, paint thinner, solvents, stains and varnishes, solvent adhesives, lighter fluid, waste fuels (kerosene, gasoline), engine degreaser, carburetor cleaner, brake fluid, car wax, poisons, insecticides, weed killers, mothballs, wood preservatives (except penta), no-pest strips, flea powder, hobby supplies, artist supplies, rubber cement, airplane glue, fiberglass resins, photo chemicals.
Also included are cleaning supplies, furniture, floor and metal polishes, oven toilet bowl and drain cleaners, rug and upholstery cleaners, spot removers, dry cleaning solvents, septic tank degreasers and swimming pool chemicals.
The chemicals, most of which are commonly found in the home, present the same danger as industrial toxic waste if disposed of improperly. Improper disposal may lead to surface and ground water contamination. The chemicals are also a fire hazard and may endanger children and household pets.