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Hazardous Clutter

I’ve been organizing a lot of garages lately and the question of where to dispose of hazardous waste comes up a lot. Here are some answers for local towns, starting with Greenwich this Saturday. SPRING DATES 5/15   Greenwich H.S., 25 Hillside Rd.,  8 – 1 6/5     Darien Norton Heights RR Station, Hollow Tree Ridge Rd.,   9 – 1 7/10   Stamford Scalzi Park, Bridge St.,     9 – 2 FALL DATES 9/11    Norwalk, Norwalk High School, 23 Calvin Murphy Dr.,  8-2 9/25    New Canaan WWTP, 394 Main St.,     8 – 2 10/2    Westport 180 Bayberry Ln.,  9 – 2 10/30  Wilton Miller/Driscoll School, 214 Wolfpit Rd.,    9 – 3 These events are for residents only so please have driver’s license or vehicle registration readily available. No commercial (business) loads are accepted. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES INCLUDE: Garage. Gasoline, auto care products, oil-based paints, stains, thinners, spray paints. Garden. Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, etc. Household. Cleaners, polishes, mercury thermometers, pet care products, pool chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, etc. ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Ammunition/flares […]

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Diversion Tunnels

Diversion Tunnels In 1931, work began on the Hoover Dam, but before one bucket of concrete could be poured into the dam, the mighty Colorado River had to be diverted through four massive tunnels. If your whole house needs some serious organizing, a lesson can be drawn from the Hoover Dam. Your colossal task also needs to begin with diversion tunnels, namely the garage and basement. These spaces tend to get little attention, until you run out of storage room for more important items in other parts of your home. Also, the likeliest candidates for disposal and donation tend to live in the garage and basement. By freeing up space in there, you are able to drain many of the seasonal and archive materials that may be clogging up the space in the rest of your home. In this economy I realize that many of us have to go the DIY route, so here are some useful tips: Have an Exit Strategy- Before you dive into the clutter, put together a simple game plan for where it’s all going to […]

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