Town of Fairfield News
4/9/2019 - Celebrate Arbor Day and Trees at “Roots to Branches – Why Trees Matter”
First Selectman Mike Tetreau and the Fairfield Forestry Committee invite Fairfield residents to attend a “Roots to Branches – Why Trees Matter” event on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1-4 pm at the Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield.
Residents can also enjoy Fairfield’s annual Arbor Day celebration along with the annual planting of a Sugar Maple tree that is being donated to the Town by the Connecticut Tree Protective Association (CTPA) in recognition of the Town’s sustainability leadership as a top-ranked “Sustainable CT” municipality. The tree will be planted near Independence Hall on the historic Town Green.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau, who is kicking off the event and issuing a proclamation, notes, “Fairfield has been a leader in understanding and appreciating the value of trees in our community. We are tied with Stamford in being recognized the most number of years as a ‘Tree City USA’ and are celebrating our 30th year with this distinct designation.”
Learn about the remarkable history of Connecticut’s forests and the condition of Fairfield’s trees; hear from organizations proactively replanting trees and creating corridors and green spaces for wildlife while reclaiming our native habitat. Join us for a tree ID walk at the Fairfield Town Green and help us plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day which is Friday, April 26, 2019.
This hands-on-program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is not required. We hope you will join us for this day that celebrates the trees in our backyards!
Our partners and speakers will include:
Mike Tetreau, First Selectman, Town of Fairfield
Larry Rousseau, DEEP State Forester
David Brant, Executive Director, Aspetuck Land Trust
Barbara Wooten, Fairfield Garden Club
Charlie Stebbins, CT Audubon Society
Priscilla Twombly, Sasqua Garden Club
Jeff Minder, Fairfield Tree Warden
Tom Corell, Fairfield Forestry Committee
Don Parrot, Connecticut Arborists, a division of Bartlett Tree Experts
Sustainable CT and CTPA representatives may also be in attendance.
For more information, please contact Fairfield Forestry Committee Chair Mary Hogue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-701-8342.
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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.