Recycling

The Town provides recycling to residents by curbside pick-up via our trash contractor or drop off at the Transfer Station  .

Curbside Recycling Collection

When:

Recycling is collected curbside every other week on an A or B schedule. Refer to the Recycling Collection Schedule (PDF) to view your recycling collection day.  

  • Place your cart at the curb before 6 :00 A.M. on your collection day.  
  • Bring  in carts within 24 hours of pick-up. 
  • Even though holidays may affect this schedule, put your container out on your regularly scheduled day. 

What:

Connecticut now has a universal list of what belongs in your recycling bin and what does not.  All items should be empty, rinsed, clean, and open (without caps) .  Do not shred, box, bag, or bundle items.

Please see MIRA’s list of acceptable and non-acceptable items at: ctmira.org                          

Please note that Recycle CT has a website and app with more detailed information at:       RecycleCt

ABSOLUTELY NO STYROFOAM.  Styrofoam should be taken to the Transfer Station. 

How:

Place carts at least 2 feet apart from each other with the lid opening facing the street.

 NOTE: If replacement of recycle carts is needed, please call the Community Development Office at 860-258-2766.

Why:

    Conserves valuable resources and saves energy.

    Reduces garbage in our landfills, reduces air/water pollution.

    Decreases greenhouse gas and pollutants that impact our climate and health.

    Saves 15 mature trees by preventing  1 ton of paper waste.