Sen. Hwang Supports Fairfield Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

September 8, 2015
Mike Zembruski, Director of Solid Waste and Recycling, Audrey Scinto, Fairfield’s Recycling Coordinator, and Fairfield Police Officer Gary Wikman gathered after a hard day’s work at Fairfield’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Aug. 29, 2015.

Mike Zembruski, Director of Solid Waste and Recycling, Audrey Scinto, Fairfield’s Recycling Coordinator, and Fairfield Police Officer Gary Wikman gathered after a hard day’s work at Fairfield’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Aug. 29, 2015.

FAIRFIELD – The community’s commitment to the environment was on full display Aug. 29 during the Town’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day.

The annual event, held the last Saturday in August, provides residents with an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous items that are not permitted in the regular trash stream. While the event is organized by the Town, it would not be possible without the support of volunteers and Leon T. Galemba & Sons Carting, which has donated dumpsters each year.

Mike Zembruski, Director of Solid Waste and Recycling, and Audrey Scinto, Fairfield’s Recycling Coordinator, noted the support of volunteers Misty Beyer, Roger Autori, Hal Schwartz, Phil Dwyer, Lauren O’Brien, Chris Tymniak and Sen. Tony Hwang.

With about 2,000 households participating on Saturday, Zembruski and Scinto said this year’s turnout was definitely up from last year.

Scinto remarked how, on the Monday following the event, a few residents came up to her to say how grateful they were for the opportunity to dispose of their hazardous waste correctly.

“This reflects the community’s commitment to the environment and their desire to do the right thing,” she said.

“Saturday’s event was a welcome reminder of people’s willingness to do their part to protect our environment and public health, especially given the hour-long wait,” said Sen. Hwang, who greeted residents and helped with registration forms. “It’s a testament to Fairfielders’ commitment and character.”

Residents are reminded that they can take their HHW to New Haven on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, through October. For more information, call the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 203-256-3023 or visit them online at http://www.fairfieldct.org/solidwaste.