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Events for 6/10/2023
Start Time8:00 AM
End Time1:00 PM
Title
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Location
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Extra Details

https://www.townofcantonct.org/filestorage/19342/HHW_PRESS_RELEASE_2023.pdf

 

Town of Canton Announces Household Hazardous Waste Collections for 2023
The Town of Canton, in conjunction with Avon, Farmington, Granby, and Simsbury will
be holding three household hazardous waste collections in 2023! Each collection will
run from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Canton is no longer participating with the MDC collection,
Canton residents can no longer bring their household waste to any of the MDC
household hazardous waste collections.
The collection schedule is as follows:
* June 10, 2023 – Simsbury Public Works Facility, 66 Town Forest Rd., Simsbury,
CT
* October 7, 2023 – Simsbury Public Works Facility, 66 Town Forest Rd.,
Simsbury, CT
At each collection, the following additional service will be provided to residents:
* Electronics Recycling (e-waste with Freon will not be accepted)
* Paper Shredding
Below are some frequently asked questions related to household hazardous waste
disposal. For more specific information, please check the Public Works web site at
http://www.townofcantonct.org/ or contact the Canton Public Works Department at 860-
693-7863.
Common Household Hazardous Waste Questions
What items are acceptable to bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection?
* Fluorescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs
* Batteries - common household batteries including rechargeable batteries
(excluding car batteries)
* Lawn Care Chemicals – fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
* Switches or Items Containing Mercury – thermometers, thermostats, motion
detectors
* Household cleaners – acids, adhesives, aerosol cans, ammonia, drain cleaner,
disinfectants, moth balls, etc.
* Chemicals from the garage or workshop - antifreeze, ant/bug spray or bait,
brake fluid, old gasoline, lighter fluid, polyurethane, pool chemicals, road flares,
transmission fluid, power steering fluid, etc.
* Paint made prior to 1992-it may contain mercury or lead and should be brought
to a household hazardous waste collection. Please mark the container “Pre 1992
Paint – May contain lead or mercury”.
* Spray paint

What items are not acceptable?
* Ammunition and/or Explosives (including gunpowder) - Call your local Police
Department.
* Asbestos
* Business Waste – This collection is only for residential waste.
* Car Batteries
* Cement
* Electronic Waste with freon
* Empty Containers - A container is considered empty when no more than one inch
or 3% (by weight) of material is left in the container, these can be disposed of in the
regular trash.
* Fire Extinguishers
* Marine Flares – Pyrotechnic flares cannot be accepted at the Collection because
they are categorized as explosives.
* Ice Melt – Ice melt is not hazardous and can be disposed of in the regular trash.
* Medicine/Drugs/Needles/Syringes
* Propane Tanks for Gas Grills
* Appliances
* Smoke Detectors
* Tires
* Used Oil & Oil Filters
How can I get rid of oil based or latex paint?
* You can bring your paint to the Canton Transfer Station. Latex Driveway Sealer
(Genite), wood stain and varnish can also be brought to the Canton Transfer
Station. Spray paint is not accepted at the Canton Transfer Station.
*If your paint was made prior to 1992, it may contain mercury or lead and should be
brought to a household hazardous waste collection. Please mark the container “Pre 1992
Paint – May contain lead or mercury”.
What can I bring to a collection?
In general, products that are toxic, flammable, or corrosive, such as: chemicals,
cleaners, batteries (not car batteries), CFLs, gasoline, insecticides.
Can I go to any collection?
No, this year residents of Canton can only participate in the following collections:
* June 10, 2023 – Simsbury Public Works Facility, 66 Town Forest Rd.,
Simsbury, CT
* October 7, 2023 – Simsbury Public Works Facility, 66 Town Forest Rd.,
Simsbury, CT
How do I dispose of unwanted medications?
Unwanted medications can be disposed of in the lobby of the Canton Police Station at
45 River Road.
How do I dispose of my Electronic Recycling items with Freon?
Canton’s Transfer Station, located at Ramp Road, will accept air conditioners,
dehumidifiers, and refrigerator/freezers during their normal operating hours (Tuesday
and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sept. 16 to April
14 and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. April 15 to Sept 15) Open to residents only, no fee,
permit sticker is required.