Cheshire's Trash/Recycle Collection 


There will be no collection of solid waste or recycling on both Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas) and Monday, January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day.) Collection will be delayed one day occuring on Tuesday through Saturday both weeks.




Recycle Containers:

Green recycle containers are assigned to each residence.  They should be placed curbside with the wheels away from 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 must weigh less than 75 pounds when full.

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. If collection cannot occur on a snowy day, that information will be posted here as soon as it is known.

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. 

For more information, contact the

Public Works Department at 203 271-6650

Last updated on Tuesday, December 05, 2017