Have Household Hazardous Waste? There are only two collections remaining for this year. 10/11/14 in Griswold & 11/01/14 in Ledyard. If you miss these, you will have to hold on to your items until April 2015.
The Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) is made up of 12 cities and towns in Southeastern Connecticut created to implement solutions for solid waste, recyclables, household hazardous waste, and other waste materials.
The Authority, along with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority in Hartford bonded and constructed a state of the art Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility in the Town of Preston, CT. Operational in 1992, this 700+ ton per day, mass burn facility combines stringent environmental safeguards to produce 18 megawatts of electrical power while safely disposing of the region’s trash. Covanta Energy, a world leader in the WTE field, oversees operations at the Preston facility.
SCRRRA also provides an array of waste services to its member communities, including household hazardous waste collections, electronics recycling, and brush grinding. SCRRRA maintains a recycling and solid waste education center in Ledyard for students and community groups.
This past Saturday – we had the Household Hazardous Waste event in Colchester. Over 400 cars brought in their HHW items. Way to go! There are still 6 events remaining this year. The next event is in 06/21/14 in Norwich. Remember – we are now taking in latex paint!
The Household Hazardous Waste event is being held Saturday, June 7th in Colchester at the Johnson Middle School (Norwich Ave, Colchester, CT). For a listing of what is considered acceptable – click on the “Household Hazardous Waste” tab. ALSO – you can now bring in Latex Paint! See you Saturday!