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TRASH, RECYCLING AND ENERGY

TRASH DELAYS ♦ ELECTRONICS RECYCLING ♦ MATTRESS RECYCLING ♦ HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DISPOSAL ♦ DEAD WILDLIFE DISPOSAL

 

UPCOMING TRASH/RECYCLE COLLECTION HOLIDAY DELAY

The next scheduled delay will be Monday, May 30, 2016, in honor of Memorial Day.  Trash/recycle collection will occur on Tuesday - Saturday (May 31-June 4) that week.


UPCOMING FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

DARCEY SCHOOL - 1686 Waterbury Road (Rt. 70)

Accepted Items: computers and peripherals, TVs and peripherals, phones, fax machines, cell phones, tablets, gaming stations and peripherals, stereo systems, rechargeable and single-use batteries, small appliances (microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, lamps, etc.), fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs

NO SMOKE DETECTORS

This event is for electronics recycling only.  No household trash, furniture, construction materials, or hazardous materials will be accepted.


UPCOMING FREE MATTRESS RECYCLING EVENT

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

DARCEY SCHOOL - 1686 Waterbury Road (Rt. 70)

Mattresses and box springs are accepted, including crib mattresses.

NOT ACCEPTED:

  - Mattresses from futons, sofa beds, water beds, car beds

  - Mattresses infested with bed bugs

  - Mattresses that are wet, damaged, or excessively soiled

  - Sleeping bags

  - Mattress pads, toppers, pillows, bedding

  - Furniture, other household items, garbage

This collection is for Cheshire residents only.


DISPOSAL OF BULKY AND HAZARDOUS ITEMS

 

A private transfer station located in Cheshire as well as HazWaste Central in New Haven are available to Town residents who wish to dispose of bulky and hazardous waste items that are not accepted in the weekly trash collection. 

Transfer Station: For hours, fees and more information on the local private transfer station, please call 203-272-4039(The Town-operated Transfer Station was closed on July 1, 2011.)

Hazardous Waste: For more information on hazardous waste disposal, please check the HazWaste Central website at www.rwater.com/hazwaste.  There is no fee for Cheshire residents to dispose of items at HazWaste, but proof of residency is required. 


 DISPOSAL OF DEAD WILDLIFE

 

The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection maintains a list of contractors that will dispose of dead wildlife on residential property.  The list begins on page 3 of the following document: http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/wildlife/pdf_files/nwco/nwcodir.pdf 


The Town of Cheshire is dedicated to preserving our natural resources and reduce costs through recycling, conservation and using less.  We urge our residents to do the same, and offer services and information to assist in these efforts.   Please visit our energy conservation, waste and trash and recycling pages to learn more.  And please,

REDUCE  ♦  REUSE  ♦  RECYCLE

  

For more information, contact the

Public Works Department at 203 271-6650

Last updated on Monday, February 08, 2016