Cheshire's Trash/Recycle Collection 



The next scheduled collection delay will be Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day.) Collection will be delayed one day occuring on Tuesday through Saturday that week.




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 Thursday, March 22, 2018