Town of Fairfield News
10/4/2017 - Fairfield to Receive $200,000 Planning Grant for Commerce Drive/Metro Center Area
First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Community and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart announced today that the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) has selected the Town of Fairfield as the recipient of a $200,000 planning grant for development in the Commerce Drive/Fairfield Metro Center area.
The grant was awarded through OPM’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) program which provides grants to municipalities for the development of residential and commercial centers within walking distance of public transportation facilities.
The Town of Fairfield, with support from Fairfield State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey, had submitted requests for funding for this project to the CT Department of Economic Development and OPM several years in a row.
First Selectman Tetreau stated, “This funding will help us create a vision for development in the Fairfield Metro Center area and continue our work with area businesses and other community leaders. Since its opening, Fairfield has made steady progress in capitalizing on the Center’s potential as an engine for economic growth.” He continued, “Young people and businesses place a high value on walkable, transit-oriented communities, and we need to be meeting that demand. I’d like to thank State Representative McCarthy Vahey for her continued support and advocacy for this project and Fairfield’s long-term economic health.”
“These funds provide a tremendous opportunity for Fairfield to partner with community stakeholders, private developers and local residents to build on successful development in the area, such as the newly opened Trademark Apartments,” State Representative McCarthy Vahey said. She added, “Planning funds provide the opportunity for smart investments in future development that will strengthen our economy and position us as an emerging economic hub. In the midst of Connecticut’s fiscal challenges we need to remain focused on the long-term vision and solutions that will help our economy thrive.”
Fairfield previously received $750,000 through the TOD program in September of 2016 for the replacement of 3,000 feet of sewer lines to support development in the vicinity of the Metro Center.
Community and Economic Development Director Barnhart said, “We are grateful for the State’s funding support that will allow us to move forward with plans to attract new investment to the area in and around the Fairfield Metro Center Station.”
The photo shows Community and Economic Development Director Barnhart and First Selectman Tetreau.
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.