Town of Fairfield News
12/21/2015 - State Grant Available for Fairfield Businesses to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that under a program just launched by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) commercial property owners can apply for funding to support the installation of new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations on their property.
Applicants need to submit proposals by January 7, 2016. More information on the program and the application process is available at http://goo.gl/SjYYiI. Questions also can be directed to Fairfield’s Clean Energy Task Force (CETF) http://goo.gl/f1Iheh) at email@example.com.
The program’s goal is to promote the use of EVs by establishing publicly-accessible charging stations throughout Connecticut. DEEP is offering funding of up to $10,000 and plans to prioritize proposed installations available to the public at no cost, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in central locations presently underserved by EV chargers.
First Selectman Tetreau said, “By sponsoring the installation of an EV charging station, property owners can provide a valuable amenity for their environmentally conscious customers as well as make a highly meaningful, tangible statement about their own environmental awareness and concern. The Town of Fairfield encourages local commercial property owners to consider taking advantage of this opportunity.”
In Fairfield, new chargers would be installed by ChargePoint, which operates the world’s largest and most open EV charging network (www.chargepoint.com).
“Electric vehicles are reliable, safe, easy to maintain, fun to drive and, most importantly, far better for the environment than gas-powered vehicles,” said Scott Thompson, CETF chairman. “With the transportation sector the largest source of air pollution in Connecticut, EVs have strongly emerged as an effective way for individuals to cost-efficiently reduce their personal ‘carbon footprint,’ but we need to make the benefits of EVs readily accessible to even more drivers.”
According to the DEEP, there are currently 23,000 publicly available charging stations nationwide and more than 300 in Connecticut. The CETF, which supports town-wide initiatives for greater use of clean, renewable energy sources, has facilitated the installation of several EV charging stations in Fairfield at locations including Sherman Green and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library.
The photo, taken in front of an EV charging station at Fairfield Woods Branch Library, shows from left to right front row: CETF Chair Scott Thompson, Jim Motavalli, former Selectman Kevin Kiley and son, Barry Kresch, and Karen Hinch. In the back row, from left to right are: Mr. Eskin, Jackie Eskin, State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Laurie Weiner, First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Bob Wall, Kim Fawcett, David Downie, David McGann, Daphne Dixon, Larry Kaley, and Duncan Keith.
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.