2021 Hazardous Waste Days

Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the City Yard (95 Vincent P. Kelly Road, Bristol) 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Staurday, December 4, 2021 at the Residential Recycling Center (642 Christian Lane, Berlin) 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Residents of Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott may attend. Resident I.D. is required. Please make sure products are sealed. Pack them in a sturdy crate or cardboard box. Leave in your car only as long as necessary, and never smoke while handling. 5 gallon per person limit. No waste from businesses or contractors.


  • Non-empty aerosol cans
  • Household batteries
  • Furniture, floor, & metal polishes
  • Bleach & spot removers
  • Oven, drain, & household cleaners
  • Bug sprays
  • Disinfectants & mildew removers
  • CFL & fluorescent bulbs
  • Ammonia
  • Paint, varnishes, shellac, stains, thinners, & paint strippers. Contact Paint Care for large amounts of paint & paint drop off locations
  • Pool and photographic chemicals
  • Lawn care chemicals such as pesticides & fertilizers
  • Auto fluids such as motor oil & antifreeze
  • Car waxes and cleaners
  • Kerosene & fuel oil
  • Mercury (including thermometers and thermostats)
  • Waste fuel, moth balls, hobby supplies
  • Charcoal lighter fluid


  • Appliances such as air conditioners and microwaves
  • Commercial or industrial waste
  • Electronics 
  • Empty containers 
  • Flares
  • Medicines or medical devices 
  • Open containers
  • Propane tanks 
  • Smoke detectors (contact manufacturer for disposal options)
  • Tires