Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

NVCOG administers a eleven-town Household Hazardous Waste collection region for residents of Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, and Woodbury. HHW events give residents the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous materials that are commonly used in the home including paint, pesticides, household cleaners, poisons, and chemicals. The goal of the program is to keep potentially hazardous waste out of local landfills and sewers, providing extra protection for wetlands and waterways. Three hazardous waste disposal days are held annually. The dates and locations for 2018 Events can be found below. 

 Date  Event Location  Address
April 21, 2018 Middlebury, Sheperdson Community Center 1172 Whittemore Rd, Middlebury, CT 06762
July 21, 2018 Oxford, Quaker Farms School  30 Great Oak Rd, Oxford, CT 06478
September 22, 2018 Thomaston, Thomaston High School 185 Branch Rd, Thomaston, CT 06787



Events start at 8:00 a.m. and end promptly at 2:00 p.m.

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 by Monday before the collection date.

Click here for a list of acceptable and unacceptable items at HHW events.

For more information on how to properly dispose of common household items, check out our  "How Do I Dispose of" brochure.