BRIDGEPORT — Fairfield’s former director of public works, who is charged in connection with an alleged scheme to dump toxic waste on town property, was given a new court date on Wednesday.

Joseph Michelangelo, 57, was arrested on charges of second-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit second-degree forgery, and illegally dumping charges. He will next appear in Superior Court on Jan. 23.

“The case is winding its way through the process,” Michelangelo’s lawyer, Eugene Riccio, said as he left the Fairfield County Courthouse.

Michelangelo, who has served as the town’s public works director since 2012, is accused of conspiring with Scott Bartlett, the town’s superintendent of public works, and Jason Julian, co-owner of Julian Enterprises, to allow Julian’s company to dump truckloads of toxic waste onto property adjacent to the town’s public works garage.

Bartlett and Julian are charged with multiple counts of first-degree larceny, first-degree forgery, second-degree forgery, conspiracy, paying and receiving kickbacks and illegal dumping charges. They are next scheduled to be in court Jan. 29.

The court documents state that Bartlett, who was in financial straits, agreed to allow Julian to dump the material at the site in exchange for giving Bartlett’s son a job and providing Bartlett with financial kickbacks.

“Joe Michelangelo … was aware of this dumping of the prohibited construction and demolition debris and allowed it to occur to the detriment of the town of Fairfield,” the arrest warrant application states.

“As a result of this detailed criminal activity, the town of Fairfield has been left with tons of potentially contaminated and polluted material to be removed and/or managed at the expense of Fairfield taxpayers.”