The City’s Public Facilities Department will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Blackham School, 425 Thorme St. The event is free and is open to any Bridgeport resident who would like to dispose of electronics and household hazardous waste in a safe and environmentally sound way.

“Our Household Hazardous Waste Day is an excellent way for our residents to clean out their garages, basements and storage areas of dangerous chemicals or electronic waste and be kind to the environment in doing so,” said Mayor Bill Finch.

Residents should place their hazardous waste in the trunk of their car, and staff from the environmental services firm will take care of everything else. The City provides this service for free.

The following items can be disposed of at household hazardous waste day:

· Antifreeze, batteries (household), brake fluid, gasoline, oil-based paint, paint stripper, thinners and turpentine, unfinished aerosol containers, ammonia, disinfectants, drain cleaners, oven cleaners, spot and stain removers, wood preservatives, adhesives, artists’ paints, charcoal lighter fluids, cleaning solvents, epoxy products, fungicides, glues, herbicides, insecticides, kerosene, mothballs and pool chemicals.

· Electronic waste includes; computers, monitors, laptops, televisions and VCRs.

For a more complete list, residents can visit and click on the Household Hazardous Waste button on the homepage.

Residents should not bring the following: ammunition and explosives; flares, fire extinguishers, needles and syringes (place in a heavy plastic or sharps container, seal, then place into regular garbage); medicine or drugs, and tires.

Residents are asked to bring waste items in the original containers, and not mix chemical. All containers should be closed and placed in the trunk of your car. Please be patient – there is usually a 10-15 minute wait.

For more information, call Dennis Scinto at 203.576.8023

By Stephen Krauchick

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