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1/14/2020 - 2020 CERT Basic Training Registration Open

VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING

The Fairfield Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) announces the 2020 CERT Basic Training dates. This training educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills thus increasing individual and town readiness. Once trained, volunteers are invited to join the Fairfield CERT team and continue to train with the team regularly.

CERT Basic Training starts Saturday, March 7th and will run each Saturday through April 4th from 8 am until 2 pm. Training is free and consists of topics such as disaster preparedness, terrorism, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, fire safety, and sheltering. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

Online registration is available through the Fairfield Parks and Recreation website beginning January 22, 2020. Spaces are limited and students must be at least 18 years of age.

During Super Storm Sandy, Fairfield CERT was activated and played a major role in managing and operating the municipal shelter at Ludlow High School, and shelter operations continue to be a major part of the mission and training for the team. Other team activations commonly include traffic and pedestrian control for town events such as Fairfield Half-Marathon and the Fourth of July Celebration, and providing mutual aid to other towns as needed.

Register here.

For more information about the 2020 Basic Training class, please contact Norma Peterson, Fairfield CERT Liaison at citizencorps@optonline.net. 

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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.  

Traffic Pattern

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.

Transporting Tips

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.

Why Participate?

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.

Volunteers

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.

More Information

For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.

Contact Us

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611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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Fairfield, CT 06824

203-256-3000
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