Town of Fairfield News
1/5/2018 - Town’s Strategic Plan Committee Seeks Public Input
The Town’s seven-member Strategic Plan Committee (SPC) will be holding public information meetings and workshops in 2018 to engage the Fairfield community to help develop a thoughtful and comprehensive Strategic Plan for the long-term planning needs of the Town. The meetings will also detail the purpose and process on what is included in a Strategic Plan and how it is to be developed. Dates and locations will be announced early in 2018.
All sectors of the Town—residents, businesses, non-profits, universities, clergy, neighborhood associations, and any other persons or groups living or working in Fairfield—are encouraged to participate in the process and give input for the Strategic Plan by:
• Attending any of the soon-to-be announced public workshops and information meetings; and
• Submitting a Community Input and Feedback Form or simply emailing the Committee by accessing the Committee’s webpage, http://www.fairfieldct.org/spc; and
• Attending any of the regularly scheduled SPC meetings which are generally held the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the 2nd floor conference room of The Honorable John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road. (To verify meeting information hasn’t changed, you may click here http://www.fairfieldct.org/townmeetings).
Anyone wishing to receive press releases from the Town that will include information about this Committee, can sign up at http://www.fairfieldct.org/content/10722/13130.aspx and click on ‘News & Announcements’. (Additional options for receiving town information can also be selected).
About the SPC:
The Fairfield Board of Selectmen (BOS), in consultation with other Town Boards, has determined that a Strategic Plan would benefit the longer term planning needs of the Town. As a result, the BOS appointed the seven-member volunteer resident Strategic Plan Committee last May.
The SPC has been charged with overseeing the development of a Strategic Plan, which assesses and analyzes the direction the Town wants to follow in the future, outlines approaches to pursue what is best for Fairfield, and incorporates the entire Fairfield community in the process.
A major component of the Strategic Plan involves public participation across all sectors of the community to help address opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in order to leverage and sustain all of the great aspects of the Town of Fairfield.
The SPC is in the process of engaging a Planning Consultant to support the development of the plan.
Overall, this project may take one to two years. This is the Town’s first attempt at this type of town-wide plan.
For more information about the SPC, including its Charge and examples of other municipalities’ Strategic Plans, please visit http://www.fairfieldct.org/spc and click on ‘Files & Documents’.
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.