Town of Fairfield News
10/3/2014 - Mill River Cleanup Project Update
First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that over the next several weeks, there will be increased activity on the Mill River in preparation for the upcoming dredging activities. TRC (the engineering firm that will be conducting the cleanup work) will begin deploying boats, barges, dredging equipment and other equipment into the Mill River and adjacent to Exide Group Inc.’s (Exide’s) property.
As part of the in-water preparations, TRC has installed floating turbidity meters (yellow buoys with solar panels) to collect background water quality data. The barge-mounted dredge will be moved upstream and positioned in Area V (northern most section of the Mill River site). Turbidity curtains and a discharge pipeline will also be installed. When dredging is completed for the season, the equipment will be removed from the river and stored at Exide’s property for the winter.
Here is a brief summary of the in-water preparation activities that the public may see in the next few weeks:
Week of September 29th - October 3rd
• Piping and manifold for the water treatment plant will be installed in Area II (next to Exide’s property)
• Dredge, support barge and equipment will be positioned in Area V
• Double walled piping will be deployed in the river, from Exide’s property to Area V
Week of October 6th – October 10th
• Turbidity curtains will be installed in Area V
Week of October 13th – October 17th
• October 14th Public Informational Meeting on Mill River Cleanup, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Board of Education Conference Room, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, 2nd floor
• October 15th: Dredging begins in Area V
For More Information:
If you have any questions or comments, or would like to be added to our distribution list for future project updates, please contact Rich Chandler at email@example.com or 203-815-3141.
The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has project information on its website http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=517076&depNav_GID=1654 and also has a fact sheet which can found at http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/water/tmdl/millriver/deepmillriver_factsheet_9_14.pdf.
The photo shows Barry Culp, Senior Project Manager for TRC showing First Selectman Mike Tetreau the clarifiers at the clean up site.
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.