Town of Fairfield News
5/30/2014 - $20 Home Depot Gift Card for Participating in UCONN Hurricane Sandy Focus Group
Did you help people who were hurt by Hurricane Sandy or did you do work in/on coastal properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy?
The Center for Indoor Environments and Health at the UCONN
Health Center would like to learn about your Hurricane Sandy experience,
especially about hazards you may have faced and how you protected
yourself from becoming ill after your response and clean-up work. We
want to know about what training you may have had, what information
about mold exposure you may know, what you used to prepare for and
protect yourself while working.
We would like to talk with you about participating in a focus
group. The focus group will be an opportunity for a group discussion
where we will ask about your experience and listen to your opinions. We expect each meeting to take no more than one hour and a half (90 minutes).The meetings will be held at a convenient location in Fairfield. To thank you, each person who attends a focus group will receive a $20 Home Depot gift card.
Currently the date we are looking at for the focus group is Thursday, June 26th in either the afternoon or early evening (or potentially both if enough interest)
This information will be used to help UCONN develop trainings and
guidance to protect workers, volunteers, home owners and renters who
have to enter properties after hurricanes have damaged them. (The
effort is supported by a cooperative agreement 1U01OH010627-01 from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This description is solely the
responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the
official views of NIOSH.)
To register to participate complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SandyFairfieldFocusGroup
Thank you for considering this request.
Paula Schenck, MPH http://oehc.uchc.edu/facstaff_schenck.asp
Center for Indoor Environments and Health http://www.oehc.uchc.edu/CIEH.asp
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of Connecticut Health Center
The Exchange, Suite 262; 270 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut 06032 860-679-2368 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.