Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release For More Information:
November 3, 2016 Av Harris (203) 814-7992
Mayor Ganim, Department of Public Facilities Promote the 20th Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day
Gasoline, Oven Cleaners, Turpentine and Computers are Just Some of the Items That Will Be collected
Video of Press Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2p5YynIVac
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim and the Bridgeport Department of Public Facilities today are promoting the 20th Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, November 5, 2016. On that day, Bridgeport residents can drop off any hazardous materials at Blackham School free of charge. This service is offered year-round to encourage the proper disposal of hazardous materials that could affect the health of the community and environment.
“I really want the community to know how easy it is to keep your family safe while protecting the environment,” said Mayor Ganim. “You simply load up your car with any hazardous waste: pool chemicals, aerosols and batteries to name a few. Bring them to Blackham School this Saturday and a team specialized to dispose of these items will take them out of your car. Even old televisions, which most people don’t know carry lead. You can imagine the damage these items can cause to wildlife, vegetation and your health if left on the street. Not to mention, the fact that it is illegal when done improperly. So come to Blackham School this Saturday to correctly get rid of them. It is the green thing to do!”
For more information, contact the Department of Public Facilities at 203-576-7130.