Town of Fairfield News
2/1/2019 - Tax Deferment Program Now Available for Fairfield’s Federal Employees Affected by Government Shutdown
First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that on Monday, January 28, 2019, the Fairfield Representative Town Meeting (RTM), the town’s legislative body, voted to establish a tax deferment program to assist federal employees in Fairfield who have been impacted by the recent partial shutdown of the federal government.
The RTM vote follows the Connecticut General Assembly’s overwhelming passage of Special Act 19-1 which authorizes municipalities to allow residents affected by the recent federal shutdown to defer payment of their municipal taxes. In order to establish the deferment program, the Special Act requires a vote of the town's legislative body.
Per the RTM resolution, the Fairfield Tax Collector determines the eligibility for inclusion in the program. Affected federal employees who live in Fairfield should contact the Fairfield Tax Collector at 203-256-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, “It is important that we look out for our fellow neighbors in need and assure them that our community has their support. I applaud the RTM for stepping in so quickly to pass this important measure.”
Fairfield joins other communities in the state like Greenwich and West Hartford that have also approved this program for affected residents.
Please click on the following links to view the full RTM resolution and Section 7 of Special Act 19-1.
The Fairfield Tax Collector’s Office is located on the first floor of Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
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.