Town of Fairfield News
1/24/2019 - First Selectman Tetreau Re-Elected Chairman of Regional Council
First Selectman Mike Tetreau has been unanimously re-elected to serve another year-long term as Chairman of the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG).
MetroCOG is a multi-discipline, regional planning organization with six member communities — Fairfield, Bridgeport, Easton, Trumbull, Monroe, and Stratford. The Chief Elected Official of each member municipality serves as part of the governing body of The Council.
As one of nine planning regions in the state, MetroCOG is responsible for planning, project management, shared services and programs related to transportation, economic development, land use, housing, public facilities, open space, environment, and energy for the region.
The Town of Fairfield has benefited from MetroCOG’s support, advocacy and assistance with funding on many important projects over the years. Recent examples include the Black Rock Turnpike Safety Study; pedestrian improvements to King Highway; partial or full bridge replacements; and resurfacing/safety improvements along the Merritt Parkway.
Additionally, many town departments cross-reference key data and provide information to the public using a Geographic Information System (GIS), a mapping technology that allows interaction with a variety of maps and data sources. Fairfield’s GIS is provided by MetroCOG and funded through the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.
MetroCOG Executive Director Matthew Fulda stated, “I look forward to continuing to work closely with MetroCOG Chair First Selectman Tetreau and building upon our efforts to position the region as a vibrant place to live, work and do business. Mike’s strong leadership is an asset to MetroCOG and the entire region.”
First Selectman Tetreau said, “I am honored to have received the full bi-partisan support of my neighboring colleagues to continue serving as MetroCOG’s Chairman for another year. Our strong and productive collaboration is integral to our communities continuing to receive state and federal funding for key projects that benefit us all.”
For more information on MetroCOG, please click here www.ctmetro.org.
The photo shows MetroCOG Chairman Mike Tetreau and MetroCOG Executive Director Matt Fulda at MetroCOG's offices in Bridgeport.
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.