Cheshire's Trash/Recycle Collection 


The next scheduled collection delay is Monday, September 4 (Labor Day.)  Trash/recycle collection will be delayed every day that week.

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). 




Recycle Containers:

Green recycle containers are assigned to each residence.  They should be placed curbside with the grab bar to the street.  The lid must close.  A second container may be assigned to the residence, upon request (203-271-6650).

Trash Containers:

Residents provide their own cans for refuse collections. Trash collection trucks are NOT automated, so cans need to be a size that can easily be picked up.

Collection Hours:

Put containers curb-side the night before collection day.  Trash/recycles may be picked up as early as 5:30 a.m. and pick-up times may vary from week to week. 

Unscheduled Delays:

During the winter months, trash/recycle collection may be delayed; please be patient.  Please keep containers clear of snow/ice and safely accessible for collection.

Skipped Collection:

Call Public Works at 203-271-6650 to report any problems or missed pick ups.

Acceptable Items

Residents are reminded that the hauler picks up only normal household trash. 

  • No hazardous materials
  • No leaves or grass clippings
  • No broken glass or other sharp objects unless they are securely wrapped and padded
  • No bulky items, furniture, construction debris, or carpeting

An information sheet regarding curbside trash and recycling is available here.

Hazardous waste can be brought to Hazwaste Central in New Haven - click here for more information, or call 203-401-2712. There is no charge, but proof of residency is required. 

For bulky items, there is a private transfer station in town.  Please call 203-272-4039 for  hours and fees.

For grass clipping and leaf disposal, click on the tab to the left.


Non-Curbside Collection

This service is provided when all occupants of the residence are 70 years of age or physically disabled.

Required for each resident:

  • Proof of age with a birth certificate or valid Connecticut driver’s license OR
  • Certification from a health care provider.

Applications are available from the Public Works Department. The Director of Public Works must approve each application.

For more information, contact the

Public Works Department at 203 271-6650

Last updated on Wednesday, August 09, 2017