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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 collection delay is Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Day).  Residents whose trash/recycles are usually collected on Thursday and Friday will have the collection moved one day to Friday and Saturday that week.  (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday collections are not affected.)

The following holidays always cause a one-day trash/recycle collection delay: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day.

The following holidays cause a one-day trash/recycle delay IF they fall on a weekday: New Year's Day (January 1), Independence Day (July 4), Christmas Day (December 25).


FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 9 AM - 1 PM, DARCEY SCHOOL (1686 WATERBURY RD.)

The Town of Cheshire is sponsoring a free electronics recycling drop off event. 

ACCEPTED: computer/laptop/printer/keyboard/monitor; TV/VCR/DVD/remote; batteries; phones/fax machine; game console/controller; small appliances; lightbulbs

NOT ACCEPTED: smoke detectors; car batteries; appliances containing freon (AC units, refrigerators, dehumidifiers)

Note:  Some scrap metal collectors have free drop-off of appliances containing freon. Contact them for their policies.

 

FREE MATTRESS RECYCLING EVENT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 9 AM - 1 PM, DARCEY SCHOOL (1686 WATERBURY RD.)

The Town of Cheshire is sponsoring a free mattress recycling drop off event. 

ACCEPTED: mattresses (crib/twin/full/queen/king); box springs

NOT ACCEPTED: mattresses from futons/sofa beds/water beds; mattresses infested with bed bugs; wet, damaged, excessively soiled mattresses; sleeping bags; mattress pads/toppers

 

FREE DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS ITEMS

Hazwaste Central (90 Sargent Dr., New Haven) accepts residential hazardous materials such as aerosols, cleaning/lawn/pool/photography chemicals, car batteries, car fluids, paint thinner, fluorescent bulbs, 1# propane tanks, items containing mercury, dry cleaning solvent, and rat poison.

For more information hours of opereration and the complete list of accepted items, 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 BULKY ITEMS

A private transfer station located in Cheshire is available to Town residents who wish to dispose of bulky items that are not accepted in the weekly trash collection.  THERE IS A FEE FOR MOST ITEMS.

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.) 

 

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 Tuesday, October 18, 2016