Once-a-year opportunity to dispose of hazardous waste in your home

It's time to collect hazardous waste around the house. Illustration: Getty

Bridgeport residents who have been trying to figure out where to get rid of their household hazardous waste will have the opportunity to participate in a free collection on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The collection, which happens just once a year and is only open to city residents, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blackham School, 425 Thorne St.

There is a lengthy list of items being accepted, as well as items that will not be taken.

Garage/workshop items accepted


-Household batteries

-Brake Fluid


-Oil-based paints

-Paint stripper/thinner

-Transmission fluid


Yard/hobby items accepted


-Artist’s paints

-Charcoal lighter fluid

-Cleaning solvents

-Epoxy products




-Moth balls

-Pool chemicals

Kitchen items accepted

-Aerosols (unfinished)


-Drain cleaner

-Floor care products

-Oven cleaners


-Spot/stain removers

-Wood preservatives

Electronics accepted





-VCR/DVD players

Not accepted

-Ammunition (contact local police)

-Explosives (contact local police/fire)

-Fire extinguishers (contact local police/fire)

-Flares (contact local police/fire)

-Tires (contact Public Facilities)

-Biological waste (contact a contractor)

-Needles/syringes (can be disposed in regular garbage in a heavy plastic container/closed coffee can)

-Medicine/drugs (contact local hospital/walk-in clinic)

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