Town of Fairfield News
7/11/2019 - Lt. Governor Bysiewicz and First Selectman Tetreau Launch Fairfield 2020 Census Efforts
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau, and other state and local elected officials met this week at the Fairfield Public Library to launch the Town’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census. An accurate census count is critically important to Connecticut as it is the foundation to determine federal funding allocations.
“The data collected by the 2020 Census will affect funding allocations for many years to come,” Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz said. “When I launched our state-wide census committee in February, I was committed to ensuring that Connecticut would be the best counted state in the nation—but we can’t achieve a complete count without leaders at the local level doing their part too. It’s great to add Fairfield to the growing list of list of communities launching their Local Complete Count Committees to plan for the 2020 Census.”
In February, Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz launched the Connecticut Complete Count Committee to inform and help direct the State's efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census and to assist municipal governments with forming Local Complete Count Committees. Similar to the statewide committee, Fairfield’s Complete Count Committee will analyze previous census undercounts and recommend strategies to achieve a full count in Fairfield for the upcoming census.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, “I encourage all Fairfield residents to participate in the 2020 Census. It is very important that every person in our town be accounted for accurately and that we ensure Fairfield and Connecticut are adequately allotted federal funding.”
Roughly 22 percent of Connecticut is considered “hard to reach” communities. Although undercounts have been a persistent problem, the 2020 Census will be the first census residents can fill out online. Fairfield’s Public Library will provide all the resources necessary for residents to complete their census even if they do not have access to a computer or translation services at home.
For more information, please contact: Juliemar Ortiz at Juliemar.email@example.com or 860-524-7346.
The photo shows Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Kevin Brady, State Senator Tony Hwang, First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, US Census rep Keith Goralski, and State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey.
Photo Credit: Chris Walsh
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.