A regional hazardous waste collection day takes place every fall at the Danbury Public Works Department. This year it is Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 to 2. Area towns including Ridgefield participate to reduce costs; the program is free to residents (proof of residency required). The spring collection event is usually the third Saturday in May (May 18, 2013) at the Newtown Public Works facility. 

For details, visit the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority website at hrra.org. Residents of HRRA communities who need to use a collection event in which their municipality is not participating, may do so if they pre-register before the day of the collection by calling HRRA at 203-775-6256, ext.304 or visit hrra.org.