Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management

City of Danbury Stormwater Management

Under the terms of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) effective July 1, 2017, the City of Danbury is required to implement and enforce a stormwater management program to reduce the discharge of pollutants (including but not limited to motor oils, gasoline, fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria from pet waste and other sources, and sediment from construction sites) from runoff entering and passing through the municipal storm sewer system and to protect the water quality of the various lakes, ponds, streams, rivers and other waterbodies within the limits of the City. Urban stormwater runoff is the leading cause of water quality impacts to surface water in the city, state, and nation.

This webpage provides copies of the City’s permit and Stormwater Management Plan as well as sources of information available to promote citizen involvement in and knowledge of means and methods to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff.

Public Service Events

The City of Danbury holds various public service events throughout the year to encourage safe and proper recycling/garbage disposal. Information related to these events will be made available on the City Homepage news feed before the date(s) of the event.

Clean City Danbury Day: Our annual Clean City Danbury Day, in partnership with Winters Bros. Waste Systems, is held each year on the first Saturday in May from 8am-12pm. During those hours, residents can drop off their household waste to one of our drop-off stations free of charge. Information is made available each spring on the City news feed.

Leaf Pickup: The City of Danbury offers residents a free leaf pickup twice a year. Check the City news feed in the Spring and Fall to find out schedules and information regarding the pickup. Any questions about the leaf pickup can be directed to the City of Danbury Public Services Division, 203-797-4605.

Christmas Tree Pickup: Throughout the month of January, the City of Danbury offers a free live Christmas tree pickup to residents. Residents may also bring their live trees to Ferris Mulch Products at no charge.

Frequently Asked Questions

These occurrences should be reported to CityLine 311. You can talk to an agent 24/7 via our city website's "Service Request" chat feature at the top right corner of your screen or by calling 203-744-4311.

Ferris Mulch Products in Danbury will recycle brush, logs, stumps, shrub trimmings, leaves, garden waste, and wood chips for a fee.

For Danbury city residents there is no charge for dropping brush (under 2” in diameter) and leaves. Danbury residents must stop in at the office and present proof of residency with a valid driver’s license or tax bill and picture ID.

Learn More

The following single point of contact has been established for the reporting of all collection system bypasses:
• During normal working hours (7:30 AM to 4:00 PM) call the Public Utilities Department at 203-797-4539.
• Outside normal working hours (4:00 PM to 7:30 AM) call the West Lake Water Treatment Plant at 203-797-4615.

Code of Ordinances

The Danbury Code of Ordinances contains ordinances regarding littering, recycling, and septic systems.

In order to reduce pollutants in our waterways, we ask residents to familiarize themselves with the following sections.

Littering Regulations (4-2, 4-3, 4-5)

Septic Systems (9-6, 9-8, 9-18, 9-19, 9-20, 9-21, 9-23)

Animal/Pet Waste (9-24, 12-4)

Blight (10-91, 10-92, 10-93, 10-94, 10-95, 10-96, 10-97, 10-99, 10-100, 10-101, 10-102, 10-103, 10-104, 10-105, 10-106, 12-34)

Household Hazardous Waste (16A-36)

Illicit Discharge (9-25)

Recycling (16A-48, 16A-49, 16A-80)