HHW Collection Information

COGCNV Household Hazardous Waste EventHousehold hazardous waste is handled through one-day NVCOG-sponsored drop-off events. The collection sites are rotated among the participating towns.

There is a cap of 50 lbs. or gallons of waste per resident unless arrangements are made in advance. If you think you might exceed this limit, send an email with your name, address, and type of waste to hhw@nvcogct.org by Monday before the collection date.

Acceptable Items for Drop-off:

Home Materials

Kitchen

Drain cleaners
Oven cleaners
Floor cleaners
Waxes, polishes, and cleaners

Bathroom

Toilet bowl cleaners
Fingernail polish removers
Disinfectants
Hair color
Aerosol deodorant

Laundry

Detergents
Spot removers
Spray starch
Chlorine bleach

General Household

Products

Lighter fluid
Paint thinners, strippers, and removers
Wood stains, varnishes, strippers, and sealants
Turpentine
Rug & upholstery cleaners
Aerosol cans
Adhesives
Lacquer thinner
Carbon tetrachloride
Chlordane
Lead based paints
Acids and bases
Oxidizers

Chemicals

Chemistry sets

Home Materials

Photo chemicals
Mothballs
Septic tank degreasers
Wood and metal cleaners and polishes
Rust preventatives
Fluorescent light bulbs
Alkaline Batteries
Mercury thermometers

Automotive Materials

Automotive transmission, fuel, and oil additives
Grease and rust solvents
Carburetor and fuel injection cleaners
Gasoline and diesel fuel
Freon
Brake fluid
Starter, lubricating, and radiator fluids
Antifreeze

Yard and Garden Materials

Fertilizers
Pool chemicals
Insecticides
Sevin
Pesticides
Herbicides
Poisons
Fungicides/wood treating chemicals
Flea/tick powder or spray

PaintCare Program Products

Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings)
Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
Primers, sealers, undercoaters
Stains
Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
Metal coatings, rust preventatives
Field and lawn paints

Materials NOT Accepted

NO Motor oil
NO Cement, grout, joint compound
NO Electronic devices
NO Air conditioners
NO Car and lead acid batteries
NO Fire extinguishers
NO Propane tanks
NO Tires
NO Empty aerosols or other empty containers of any kind
NO Smoke detectors
NO Shock sensitive materials
NO Radioactive materials
NO Compressed gas cylinders
NO Asbestos
NO Lead dust or Lead Paint Chips
NO Sand blasting grit
NO Explosives (ammunition, fireworks, explosives, flares, picric acid, etc.)
NO PCBs, DDT
NO Dioxin/dioxin forming materials (pentachlorophenol), pesticides containing 245 T, Silvex
NO Infectious and biological wastes
NO Medicines/syringes
NO Commercial or industrial waste