POSTPONED -Household Hazardous Waste Collection

April 4 Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Postponed

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) has postponed its Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection Day that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 4 in Naugatuck, CT due to the developing COVID-19 crisis.

NVCOG HHW events serve the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury. The next event currently scheduled will take place at Crosby High School in Waterbury on July 18, 2020.  

For future updates, please visit NVCOG’s HHW webpage: as well as postings on social media channels and on local, municipal websites. Information on how to properly dispose of common household items is also featured on the NVCOG HHW webpage.

Household hazardous wastes are any wastes produced in the home that are poisonous, flammable, reactive, or corrosive. These wastes are harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly. The goal of the program is to keep potentially hazardous waste out of local landfills and sewers, providing extra protection for wetlands and waterways. In addition, residents may now bring latex (water-based) paint to the collection event.  While not considered hazardous waste, the latex paint is also accepted as part of the statewide paint product stewardship program.




Public Hearing – DBE Goal Update

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) has prepared a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and established a DBE goal of 5.3% for Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2022. The public is encouraged to comment on the Draft DBE Goal, available online at and, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the NVCOG offices located at 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702 and at the Valley Transit District (VTD) located at 41 Main Street, Derby, CT 06418. There will be a public hearing Tuesday, July 23th at 5:30 p.m., at 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702. Comments should be sent to Gabriel Filer, Civil Rights Officer, NVCOG, 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702, (203) 757-0535, or via email at