Supervisor of Solid Waste and Recycling, Dan Colleluori, said the following items can be dropped off for the recycling event:
- Drain & floor cleaners
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Household fire extinguishers
- Insect sprays & pesticides
Businesses are required to contact their waste haulers to handle hazardous waste recycling.
This July marks the three-year anniversary of Stamford’s conversion to single-stream recycling, which has raised the total rate of recycling from 9-percent to 25-percent, according to a press release from the city.
“Every kind of recycling contributes to this total,” says Dan Colleluori. “Next-year, we hope to increase this even further and recycle 30 percent of all collected waste.”
At the Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center on 130 Magee Ave., citizens can recycle car batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, books, clothing, yellow cooking oil and car oil year round.
At the Scofieldtown Road Recycling Center at Scofieldtown Road and Rockrimmon Road, in addition to year round recycling of fluorescent bulbs, batteries, books, and clothing, there is paper shredding available.
“We are alwaystrying to think of new opportunities for recycling,” says Colleluori.
For more recycling information and other dates and locations available to Stamford residents in neighboring towns visit www.stamfordrecycles.org and click on “Recycling Schedule” on the left menu.