Town of Fairfield News
11/14/2016 - Town and Chamber to Host 4th Annual Holiday Shop & Stroll /First Selectman Encourages Residents to Shop Local for the Holidays
First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the 4th Annual Fairfield Holiday Shop & Stroll on Thursday, December 8, 2016.
Participating shops will stay open late and will offer an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and seasonal refreshments. Traveling carolers and musicians from local schools will fill the air with holiday cheer, and local restaurants will be offering dinner or drink specials.
“This is a great opportunity to support our local businesses and get your holiday shopping done while enjoying a fun night out with family or friends,” said First Selectman Tetreau.
Chamber of Commerce President Beverly Balaz added, “The Chamber of Commerce is happy to be partnering with the Town on this festive event as it will give our businesses another opportunity to open their doors to the community, meet new customers from surrounding towns and, together, help celebrate the holiday season with a wonderful shopping experience!”
First Selectman Tetreau also called upon residents and non-residents alike to take advantage of special shopping opportunities on Small Business Saturday immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
Small Business Saturday started in 2010 as a way to celebrate and support small businesses. This past year, more than 95 million people participated nationwide. First Selectman Tetreau remarked, “Small Business Saturday is a terrific opportunity to kick off the holiday season by remembering the small businesses that help make Fairfield special, and we encourage all to Shop Small throughout the year, but especially during this festive time of year.”
American Express, which has sponsored Small Business Saturday since its inception, is providing eligible card members who enroll the opportunity to earn double rewards at qualifying small businesses during the holiday season.
Retailers or organizations that wish to participate in the Holiday Shop & Stroll event should contact Community and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart at (203) 256-3120 or Chamber of Commerce President Beverly Balaz at (203) 255-1011 by Friday, November 20, 2016.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Hazardous Waste Collection Day: Saturday, August 28, 2021
9am - 2pm at Veteran's Park - 909 Reef Road
The Town of Fairfield hosts its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on a Saturday in late August at Veteran's Park to provide you with the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge. Just load up your car and your car will be emptied for you. There's no need to get out of your vehicle. See more details below.
For information on disposing of hazardous waste all other times of the year, please visit our Hazardous Waste webpage.
What is Collected
Please click here to view a list of what household materials are accepted and which ones are not.
If you have only antifreeze, motor oil or automotive batteries, you can take them directly to the Transfer Station.
There is a specific traffic pattern for the Collection Day. There will be signage posted. Police and volunteers will also be on site to direct traffic and answer questions.
To access the site proceed as follows:
- From Old Post Road or Oldfield Road turn onto Rowland Road
- At the third stop sign turn right onto Edward Street
- Proceed to drop off site at Veterans Park
- Signage is posted and police and volunteers are on site to direct traffic and answer questions.
A few tips for transporting your hazardous waste to the collection site:
- Don't mix hazardous wastes. Keep waste in their original containers if possible.
- Keep hazardous waste away from children and animals.
- Don't smoke in the vehicle.
- For safety reasons, there will be no walk-in drop-offs on Collection Day.
Chemicals from around the home, workshop or garden shed may contain substances which are difficult to dispose of safely. Your effort will help protect our Town's environment and our region's water supply.
The Town needs volunteers from 8:30 - 11:30 or 11:00 - 2:00 on Collection Day. Volunteers will not be handling any hazardous waste. If you would like to volunteer please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.
For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.