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City of Hartford, The MDC to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

(June 4, 2012) --- The City of Hartford and the Metropolitan District (MDC) have partnered for a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8AM to 1PM at Martin Luther King School, located at the corner of Blue Hills Avenue and Westbourne Parkway, just north of Albany Avenue.

The City of Hartford Department of Public Works reminds Hartford residents that the program is free, environmentally responsible, and provides a terrific opportunity to dispose of toxic chemicals in a safe manner. Examples of acceptable household hazardous waste include fluorescent lights bulbs, solvents, mercury containing products, and batteries. City staff requests that these products be delivered in disposable, but sturdy, boxes or bins.

The following materials will not be accepted at the collection: latex paint, motor oil, car batteries, tires, medical waste, radioactive waste, household garbage, smoke detectors, ammunition and explosives. For non-acceptable items, DPW requests that you contact 311, or call 860-757-9311, to make arrangements for disposal of these items.

Residents are encouraged to call the HazWaste Hotline at (860) 278-3809 or visit for more information.

Brochures explaining the Metropolitan District’s HazWaste program are available at the following local Hartford businesses:

CarQuest Auto Parts
144 Albany Ave
Hartford, CT 06120

Advanced Auto Parts
560 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

Auto Zone
1487 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112

Car Parts Intl LLC
221 Locust Street
Hartford, CT 06114

Auto Zone
545 Wethersfield Ave
Hartford, CT 06114

Napa Auto Parts
722 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

Fleet Pride Incorporated
130 Murphy Road
Hartford, CT 06114

Auto Parts Depot Incorporated
741 Windsor Street
Hartford, CT 06120

Corona Auto Parts
608 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

Capitol Hardware CO
763 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

Park Hardware
415 Park Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Star Hardware & Plumbing
2995 Main Street, #11
Hartford, CT 06120

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM