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 water bodies 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.
Annual MS4 Stormwater Reports
Annual Report Public Notice
The City of Danbury has prepared a draft Annual Report for calendar year 2022 in accordance with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems effective July 1, 2017. The Annual Report will be available for public review at the following address on the City’s website https://www.danbury-
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 8 am to 12 pm. 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. You can visit the Ferris Mulch Products website for more information.
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 (36-21 - 36-24)
- Illegal Dumping (36-1)
- Septic Systems (16-19, 16-127, 16-129)
- Animal/Pet Waste (16-20, 4-2)
- Blight (6-111 - 6-117, 6-140 - 6-147, 2-2, 28-54)
- Fuel, Oil or Chemical Storage Underground or Outdoor (12-170 - 12-172)
- Household Hazardous Waste (36-82)
- Illicit Discharge (16-21)
- Recycling (36-112, 36-115)
Management Plan & Permit Registration
Education Materials & Resources
- EPA Make Your Home the Solution to Stormwater Pollution Brochure (PDF)
- EPA After the Storm (PDF)
- Car Washing (PDF)