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Trash Collection 


UPCOMING TRASH/RECYCLE COLLECTION HOLIDAY DELAY

The next scheduled collection delay is Thursday, November 24 (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).


        Rcycle containers are assigned to each residence.  They should be placed curbside with the grab bar to the street.  The lid must close.  If recycles regularly exceed the capacity of the container, please contact the Public Works Department (203-271-6650) to request another container.

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

        Please click to download a PDF file of the current trash collection schedule.

        Keep in mind that trash can be picked up as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 6:00 p.m.  In addition, the pick-up time may vary from week to week.  We urge residents to put items out for collection the night before scheduled pick up to ensure that pick up is not missed. 

        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.

        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.  Please do not put hazardous chemicals of any kind, broken glass or other sharp objects, construction debris, or carpeting out with trash. 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 them at 203-401-2712).

 

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


Non-curbside Collection


        This service is provided when all occupants of the dwelling unit are 70 years of age or older. All occupants of the household must provide proof of age with a birth certificate or valid Connecticut driver’s license. An application must be completed at the Public Works Department and approved by the Director of Public Works before non-curbside collection can begin.

        This service is also provided to residents who are physically disabled. All occupants of the household must be physically handicapped or infirmed. A doctor’s certification of each occupant must accompany a completed application which is available from the Public Works Department. Applications must be approved by the Director of Public Works.


For more information, contact the

Public Works Department at 203 271-6650

Last updated on Monday, November 14, 2016