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TOWN OF ROCKY HILL
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Methods of Disposal
For
BULKY WASTE
HOUSEHOLD TRASH
RECYCLING
AND
CURBSIDE PICKUPS

Transfer Station is located at 59 Old Forge Rd
 
When in doubt, call 860-258-7709.
Residents should use the Public Works Department online service request form to schedule curbside pick-up.

 

METHODS OF DISPOSAL

1. CURBSIDE TRASH COLLECTION

WHEN: Monday thru Friday, except when delayed one day because of the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day.

WHAT: Household Trash Only.

HOW: Place at the end of driveway the night before the collection day.

The following items SHOULD NOT be placed in these containers. Yard waste (i.e. brush, leaves, shrubs, grass, etc.), electronic devices (i.e. computers, TV’s, printers, VCR’s, etc.), recyclable items (i.e. phone books, magazines, catalogs, cardboard, newspaper, recyclable plastics, etc.), hazardous material, fluorescent bulbs, paint, ceramic tile, cement, sand, dirt, rocks, sheetrock, metal items (i.e. pots, pans, etc.).

NOTE: If replacement is needed for trash and recycle containers, please call Department of Public Works at 860-258-7709.

2. CURBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTION

WHEN: Alternating weeks - 2017 Recycling Schedule

WHAT: Items should be placed in the blue recycling bin. Starting May 1, 2010, ALL plastics numbered 1 thru 7(no black plastics, Styrofoam or other foam plastics), mixed paper i.e. newspapers, magazines, bills, receipts, junk mail, computer paper, construction paper, mixed office paper, shredded bills and receipts. Corrugated cardboard, chipboard i.e. cereal boxes, shoe boxes, pasta boxes, (remove cereal box linings and pasta boxes windows), glass food and drink jars and bottles (rinsed and unbroken, leave labels on, discard caps and lids), aluminum and steel containers, including aerosol cans (no paint, pesticides or other hazardous materials) up to three (3) gallons, rinse don’t crush, juice boxes and milk or juice containers (rinse and remove caps and straws), #1 and #2 plastic food and laundry product containers (up to three (3) gallons – rinsed but not crushed). Redeem all deposit cans and bottles.

Visit www.ctmira.org for the latest recycling information.

HOW: Place at the end of driveway the night before the collection day.

3. CURBSIDE BRUSH COLLECTION

WHEN: The 3rd Monday of the month (March-October) the Town Highway Department will collect brush, including shrubs, at the resident’s curbside four feet long & 3” wide.

WHAT: Brush no longer than four (4) feet 3 “ wide, , branches no wider than four (4) feet, should be placed at the curb with the butt end on the curb, stacked neatly. The Highway Department reserves the right to limit the amount of brush removed from a residence to a maximum of 30 cubic yards.

HOW: Leave at the curb by 7:00am on the 3rd Monday of the month.

4. CURBSIDE LEAF COLLECTION

WHEN: Collection begins 4th week of October and continues for four (4) consecutive weeks into November. Unscheduled curbside collection continues into December and is weather dependent. THERE IS NO SPRING CURBSIDE LEAF COLLECTION. The Transfer Station continues to receive leaves year round during their hours of operation.

WHAT: Loose leaves raked to the curb.

HOW: All streets east of Gilbert Ave. are collected during the 1st and 3rd week. All streets west of Gilbert Ave., including Gilbert Ave., are collected during the 2nd and 4th week. Have the leaves at the curb by 7am on the Monday of the collection week. The unscheduled collection will begin on the east end of Rocky Hill on Monday of the 5th week and continue through the entire Town until all the leaves are collected, usually by the end of the 1st week of December (a winter snow storm will halt unscheduled collection).

5. CURBSIDE BULKY WASTE COLLECTION

HOW: Residents should use an online service form to schedule curbside pick-up.

WHAT: All items allowed at the Transfer Station.

6. CURBSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION

WHEN: Begins the weekday after New Year’s Day and continues until no trees are left. The Christmas tree collection is weather dependent. If it snows, or there is a forecast of inclement weather, or winter season supplies need to be replenished, Christmas tree collection will be suspended until more important winter related operations are completed. Residents can bring their Christmas trees to the Transfer Station at no cost.

WHAT: Christmas Trees only.

HOW: All Christmas trees should be cut to a size that is safely handled by one person. Remove all ornaments, lights, nails, tree stands and bags.

TRANSFER STATION INFORMATION

HOURS: First Thursday in March to last Saturday in December.
               Thursday & Friday - 10:00am to 2:00pm, Saturdays - 7:00am to 1:00pm

               January & February - Saturday only, 7:00am to 1:00pm

NOTE: The Transfer Station closes for inclement weather, i.e. snow or heavy rain.

COST: See the Attendants for residential verification (driver’s license with Rocky Hill address required), and vehicle registration.

General list of items allowed at the Transfer Station

Brush, leaves, computers, TV’s, electronics, all books (hard covered and paperback), cd’s, tapes, paint, tires,20lb empty propane tanks, furniture, mattresses, scrap metal, household trash, tag sale items, any recycling material, clothing, textile products, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited size of the Transfer Station, the amount of trips made on Friday afternoon and Saturday, may be restricted to one (1) pickup load per resident. Landscapers may not dispose on Saturday. All disposals are limited to residents only, please NO CONTRACTORS.

Items not permitted at the Transfer Station

Hazardous waste-chemicals, sheetrock, construction debris, demolition and remodeling materials, large sheds, large dog houses, decks, wooden playscapes, wooden and plastic (vinyl) fencing, ceramic tile, toilets, roofing material, concrete, stone and dirt.

Alternate disposal for above listed items not permitted at the Transfer Station is CWPM located on Christian Lane in Berlin, call (860) 828-1162 for information, hours of operation are Monday – Friday 5:00am to 3:30pm, and Saturday 5:00am to 10:30am.

Alternate disposal for Tree takedowns, large stumps, or logs, ENVIRONCYCLE located at 25 Brixton Rd, West Hartford, call 860-231-8100. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday - 7:30am to 4:00 pm, Saturday – 8:00am to 12pm.

Hazardous Waste/Chemicals: including brake fluid, gasoline, mercury thermostats or thermometers, oil based paint and stains, paint strippers/thinners, rechargeable batteries, turpentine, aerosol cans, ammonia, disinfectants, drain cleaners, floor care products, oven cleaners, polishes, adhesives, epoxy products and glues, artists paints, cleaning solvents, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and pesticides, mercury, moth balls, pool chemicals, driveway sealer and roofing tar, can be brought to the MDC Hazardous Waste Collection Day for member towns. Call 860-278-3809 for further information, or check their web site at www.TheMDC.com.

RECYCLING AT THE TRANSFER STATION

A. SCRAP METAL

WHAT: Household appliances, old pots and pans, sheet metal, empty open-ended clean metal barrels, grills, metal poles, lawnmowers without oil and gas, rototillers without oil and gas, any metal items. NOTE: Concrete must be removed from metal poles.

HOW: Residents should use the Public Works Department online service request form to schedule curbside pick-up.

B. MOTOR OIL

WHAT: ONLY Motor Oil from engines, no transmission fluid, brake cleaner. Antifreeze can be left with the attendants during the normal business hours of the transfer station.

WHEN: During the hours of operation of the Transfer Station

HOW: Please check with the attendant for instructions and for oil filter disposal.

C. BATTERIES

WHAT: All lead acid batteries used in any engine, NiCad, alkaline, rechargeable batteries.

HOW: See the attendants for assistance.

E. LEAVES

WHAT: Leaves only. This material is mulched for residents and the mulch pile is located further down Old Forge Rd on the LEFT side, before Hammermill Rd. See the attendant for any needed assistance.

HOW: All leaves must be loose and emptied from their bags. See the attendants if you need assistance.

F. BRUSH, 4’ long 3” width

WHAT: Brush from tree pruning, storm or weather related damage or shrub removal. Due to space limitations brush loads may be limited to one (1) pickup load per resident (usually this occurs on Friday afternoon and Saturday only).

G. TELEPHONE BOOKS

WHAT: Telephone Books

WHEN: During the months of April and May

HOW: If you don’t dispose of them during the above months, you can either save them for the next year or dispose of them in your green trash containers

H. TIRES

WHAT: Car tires, pickup tires, with or without rims.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

NOTE: No tires above the size of pickup truck tires. Check with CWPM for disposal of tires larger than pickup truck size tires.

I. PAINT CANS

WHAT: Paint in labeled containers only.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

J. ELECTRONICS

WHAT: Computers and all components, TV’s, VCR’s, printers, cell phones, vacuums, anything electronic.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

K. PROPANE TANKS

WHAT: Empty 20 pound Propane tanks for gas grills only.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

L. FLUORESCENT BULBS AND BALLASTS

WHAT: Fluorescent bulbs any size and shape and associated ballasts for operation.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

M. TAG SALE ITEMS

WHAT: Stuff accumulated over the years in your garage or basement. Toys, dishes, bed frames, wooden tables, chairs, lawn furniture, lamps, etc.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

N. FURNITURE

WHAT: Couches, chairs, tables, furniture etc.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

O. RUGS AND CARPET

WHAT: Throw rugs, wall to wall carpet and padding all cut up, rolled and tied with duct tape or rope, pieces should be no longer than 4’ in length.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

P. MATTRESSES AND BOX SPRINGS

WHAT: Mattresses and Box Springs

HOW: See attendants for assistance. Residents should use the Public Works Department online service form to schedule curbside pick-up.

ALL PAPER PRODUCTS

WHAT: Cardboard, magazines, newspaper, all colored paper, white copy paper, junk mail, empty cereal boxes (minus plastic insides), all envelopes, manila folders, cardboard boxes must be flattened etc.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

R. HOUSEHOLD TRASH

WHAT: Household trash and trash that can’t normally fit into the green automated trash container.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.

S. MERCURY PRODUCTS

WHAT: No household item such as thermometers or thermostats that contains mercury are allowed.

HOW: See attendants for assistance.


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Contact Information

logo6  Town of Rocky Hill
   761 Old Main St.
   Rocky Hill, CT

Jim Sollmi, PELS Director of Community Development and Public Works

Joe Lentini, Field Operations and Highway Superintendent

EMAIL:    jlentini@rockyhillct.gov
PHONE:   860-258-7709   
FAX:    860-258-2703  
HOURS:   Monday - Friday
     8:30am - 4:30pm

 


  

        

  
                    



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