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DISPOSING OF UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

♦  Electronics  ♦  Mattresses  ♦  Paint  ♦  Hazardous Items  ♦

♦  Bulky Items  ♦  Dead Wildlife  ♦

 

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

Twice annually, the Town of Cheshire sponsors a free electronics recycling drop off event.  Go to "Trash, Recycling, and Energy" for details.

 

ACCEPTED:

     
Computers Household Batteries Televisions
Laptops Phones  DVD Players
Printers Fax Machines Remotes
Keyboards Game Consoles Lightbulbs
Monitors Controllers Home Paper Shredders
VCR's Small Appliances Dehumidifiers
     
     
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

Twice annually, the Town of Cheshire sponsors a free electronics recycling drop off event.  Go to "Trash, Recycling, and Energy" for details.

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 PAINT RECYCLING

 Go to paintcare.org and follow the steps to find a local drop-off point in Connecticut.

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

Cheshire is part of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments Hazardous Waste Disposal Program.  

Click here: Acceptable and Unacceptable Items

  • April 4, 2020  - Naugatuck - New Nagatuck Recycling Center, 34 Andrew Avenue
  • July 18, 2020 - Waterbury, Crosby High School, 300 Pierpont Road
  • September 26, 2020 - Ansonia, Ansonia Public Works Garage, 1 North Division Street

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 

 

 

Last updated on Tuesday, February 25, 2020