Town of Fairfield News
11/26/2018 - Fairfield Ranked #1 Business-Friendly Town in Connecticut
First Selectman Mike Tetreau is pleased to announce that the Yankee Institute for Public Policy has ranked Fairfield the most business-friendly community in the state.
In its report issued earlier this month, the Yankee Institute, a non-profit research organization based in Hartford, cited that, “Fairfield’s economic vitality and transportation infrastructure push it to No. 1 on our list. In September 2014, Money magazine ranked Fairfield the 44th best place to live in the United States. The coastal town boasts two universities, multiple railroad stations, easy access to highways (and businesses like) R.C. Bigelow which is headquartered in Fairfield.”
The Yankee Institute issued the report after learning that there have been no comparisons in terms of attractiveness to business that exist among municipalities within Connecticut. The Yankee Institute recognizes that “Connecticut has so many advantages for businesses: an educated population and some of the country’s best schools, a prime location midway between Manhattan and Boston in the beautiful heart of New England, and a rich history of research and innovation. It is at the town level where economic development is encouraged.”
The Yankee Institute further noted, “Our aim is to bring a new statewide focus to the potentially positive power of local decision-making. We applaud the efforts of those Connecticut towns that are creating business-friendly economies.”
Towns were ranked based on “how thoroughly they represent various criteria that ensure business success and protection of the entrepreneurial spirit.” The following four categories were utilized to achieve the total score: Community Allure, Economic Vitality, Business Tax Burden and Transportation Infrastructure.
Fairfield received the highest score with towns like Greenwich, Westport and West Hartford rounding out the top ten.
First Selectman Tetreau stated, “This wonderful news is a great holiday gift and comes on the heels of our town unveiling the new “Buy Local” campaign to support our local businesses. We recognize the important role Fairfield’s businesses play in our local economy, job creation and defining our character and that is why the Town and Chamber work year-round to hold events like the upcoming Holiday Shop & Stroll, as well as create initiatives like the Fairfield Five to
put a spotlight on the many great reasons to shop or open a business in Fairfield.”
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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.