Town of Fairfield News
1/29/2014 - Tattered And Torn American Flags Disposal Site
First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that on Monday, January 27, 2014, he joined the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and members of American Legion Post 143 at a press conference inside the lobby of Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road, to unveil a mailbox ready to receive tattered and torn American flags for appropriate disposal. This is a joint project of the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, (NSDAR), American Legion Post 143, and the Town of Fairfield.
In attendance were First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Tom Quinn, Commander of American Legion Post 143, Debbie Plungys, Chairman of the Preservation Committee for the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, NSDAR, Susan Szudora, Secretary of the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, NSDAR, and Cathy Tymniak, Regent of the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, NSDAR.
The mailbox, which has been placed in the lobby of Old Town Hall, is easily identified with the Town’s 375th anniversary logo on the side. Flags may be deposited in the mailbox and there will be a weekly pick up by NSDAR members who will deliver the flags to Lt. Owen Fish Memorial Post 143 on Stratfield Road.
The proper way to dispose of faded, torn, and shabby flags is through burning. Post 143 performs this service for the community. Dropping off your tired flag at Old Town Hall, a convenient location, helps citizens to honor the American flag with its proper demise.
The public can bring their tired, tattered, and torn American flags to Old Town Hall during business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm).
Betty Oderwald, NSDAR member said, “The members of the NSDAR are happy to collaborate with the Veterans in Town to provide this service. Thank you to First Selectman Michael Tetreau, Ed McCourt, Fairfield Public Works, and Amy Mezoff, member of the Town’s 375th Anniversary Committee, for all their help in providing this opportunity for everyone to show respect and honor for the American Flag.”
First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, “This disposal site is a proper way to dispose of our old and torn flags in a way that honors and respects our flag and our country. I appreciate the civic and patriotic efforts of the NSDAR, Post 143 and our town workers who are helping out in this endeavor.”
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.