Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste is defined as discarded, unused, or leftover portion of household products containing toxic chemicals. Any product which is labeled WARNING, CAUTION, POISONOUS, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, REACTIVE or EXPLOSIVE should be considered hazardous.

Home generated hazardous waste, such as discarded, unused or leftover pesticides and fertilizers pose a significant threat to the environment. Therefore, they CANNOT be placed in your dumpster, trash or recycle barrel. Local, state, and federal regulations require that all hazardous waste be properly disposed of. Consult your city or town for up-to-date collection sites and dates in your area.

For more information and a list of state wide collection dates, locations and times visit The Department Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) website at: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2718&q=325446&deepNav_GID=1967

Additional Resources

For national information, go to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics/land-waste-and-cleanup-topics

For information on The Metropolitan District’s (MDC) Household Hazardous Waste Collection http://themdc.org/what-we-do/environment-health-safety/household-hazardous-waste-collection


The health and safety of our employees and their families is of utmost importance to our company.  As the impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, our company’s attention falls directly on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, families, and the communities we live and work in. 


Based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) recommendations & an abundance of caution, employee safety, and heightened concern surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, the following Paine’s services will have minor impacts until further notice.


  • Residential trash WILL be collected weekly (Be sure it is bagged within the cart) and recycling WILL be collected bi-weekly at the curb. No additional bags of trash or recycling will be collected outside of the cart. Additional trash carts are available for a fee.
  • Commercial trash and recycling WILL be collected. No additional bags of trash or recycling will be collected outside of the dumpster.
  • Bulk waste pick-up and dumpster deliveries & collections WILL continue. 


A special thank you to all our staff for their hard work during this confusing time. We appreciate every one of you! Thank you to all our customers for your patience as we navigate our way through this unprecedented health emergency. Paine’s will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary.