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Paint Disposal

Latex Paint:

On July 1, 2013, PaintCare, a non-profit association of paint and coating manufacturers, rolled out a program in Connecticut designed to collect and recycle unwanted paint and coatings. The program is a direct result of the Paint Stewardship Law passed in 2011 and has resulted in a network of convenient drop-off locations for unwanted oil and latex paint. There are over 140 retail drop-off locations in the state. * Latex paint can now be brought to the Mid-NEROC Chemical Waste Drop-Off Facility at 57 Hancock Road in Willington along with oil based paint.

Oil Based Paint:

Oil based paint can be brought to the Mid-NEROC Chemical Waster Drop-Off Facility located in Willington at 57 Hancock Road.  Businesses will be charged based on the material type and quantity. Businesses, call 684-3163 to make an appointment. There is no charge for household hazardous waste.

Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the first & third Saturday of each month, beginning the third Saturday in April until the first Saturday in November. The facility is closed the Saturday of Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend.

Accepted Hazardous Wastes

From the House

  • Drain Cleaners
  • Metal Polish
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Dry Cleaning Fluids 
  • Floor Cleaners
  • Arts & Crafts Supplies
  • Aerosol Cans with Hazardous Contents
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Mercury Thermostats and Thermometers
  • Elemental Mercury

From the Garage

  • Fire Starters
  • Old Chemistry Sets
  • Contaminated Gas or Kerosene
  • Old Gasoline
  • Oil/Gas Mixtures
  • Waxes & Polishes
  • Transmission Fluids
  • Engine & Radiator Flushes

From the Workbench

  • Rust Preventatives
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Oil/Lead Based Paints
  • Latex Paints
  • Paint Thinners
  • Solvents
  • Wood Strippers
  • Degreasers

From the Yard/Garden

  • Pesticides & Insect Sprays
  • Herbicides
  • Rodent Killers
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Pesticides/Herbicides with 2.4.5-t or silvex
  • Cesspool Cleaners
  • Fertilizers containing herbicides and/or pesticides
  • Pool Chemicals