Hazardous Waste

Please watch the website for our next hazardous waste day.

Residents are encouraged to use this opportunity for safe disposal of solvents, thinners, oil based paints, antifreeze, pesticides, gasoline, etc.

Residents must provide proof of residency in order to participate in this program.

Details regarding hazardous waste collection are published in local newspapers or can be obtained by calling 860-763-7527.


Latex or water based paints are not considered hazardous waste. Paint must be left to dry to a solid and can be picked up on a regular refuse collection. The lids should NOT be on the cans when they are disposed of.

Latex and oil based paint can be recycled year round at Sherwin-Williams, 85 Freshwater Boulevard, Enfield, 860-745-2459. For more information, please visit the Sherwin-Williams website.

Light Bulbs

Energy efficient bulbs and fluorescent type bulbs are considered household hazardous waste and must be disposed of in a safe manner.  Note that Home Depot does have a drop off program for fluorescent light bulbs (per their website).  Please call them in advance to verify.

Propane Tanks

Propane tanks may be dropped off at the Enfield Fire Station 2 at 199 Weymouth Road between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Please call ahead at 860-741-3114.