Sunday, August 26, 2012

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Date:  Saturday, September 15, 2012  Rain or Shine

Time:  9-3

Where: Railroad Station, enter from Bridge Street, drive straight through to exit onto Young's Field Road.  

Who:  Residents (no businesses) of New Milford, Brookfield, Sherman, Warren and Washington; bring proof of residence.

Yes:   Drain or oven cleaners, old chemistry sets, metal polish, arts and crafts supplies, photo chemicals, floor cleaners, dry cleaning fluids, wood preservatives, wood strippers, septic system cleaners, paint thinner and lead-based paint and lead paint chips, rust preservatives, oil-based paints, transmission fluid, solvents, degreasers, sealant, antifreeze, brake fluid, engine and radiator cleaners, dioxin, silvex or 2, 4, 5-T, grill or camping size propane tanks, pesticides and herbicides in five-gallon or small containers, insect spray and rodent killers, pool chemicals, muriatic acid, no-pest strips and PCB contaminated items, fluorescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs, cell phones, mercury thermometers. (List not exhaustive).

No:  electronics (may be dropped off for free at the Recycling Center during normal business hours), latex paint, used motor oil, Freon, unknown gases, tires, infectious or medical waste, smoke detectors, explosives and highly reactive materials, garbage, ammunition or fireworks, radioactive materials or drugs.  (List not exhaustive).

More information:  Health Department (860) 355-6035;  Public Works (860) 355-6040.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Traffic Advisory: Bridge Work Starts Tomorrow, August 23

I received this information from Mayor Murphy's Administrative Aide, Tammy Reardon:

"Beginning on Thursday, August 23rd, Michael Baker Engineering, Inc and its sub-consultant, GM2 Associates Inc. will be performing a bridge safety inspection on the Veteran's Bridge (No. 00901) over the Housatonic River on State Routes 202 & 67, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Bridge Safety & Evaluation Department.

The bridge inspection will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 23rd and 24th from 9am until 3pm; and on Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th from 6am until 1pm.
During these times, there will be only one-way alternating traffic due to the inspection equipment necessary to be set-up on the bridge.  New Milford Police Department will be utilized for traffic control during inspection times.

Please plan your trips accordingly, utilize alternate routes and allow for extra time during your travels due to the anticipated traffic delays."