Trash/Recycling

TRASH and RECYCLING COLLECTION - DAILY SCHEDULE


2021 RECYCLE COLLECTION - WEEKS A and B CALENDAR

RECYCLING COLLECTION ADDRESS LISTINGS FOR A and B WEEKS


 

Recycling Containers:

Green recycling 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 requested free of charge at 203-271-6650.

Trash Containers:

Trash collection is automated.  Gray trash containers are assigned to each residence.  Containers should be placed curbside with the wheels away from the street and the lid opening streetside.  They should be at least three feet away from any other container or obstruction.  A second container can be purchased:  

Application for an additional 96-Gallon container

 Application to exchange for a larger (96-gallon) or smaller (64-gallon) container

 

Collection Hours:

Put containers curb-side the night before collection day. Trash/recycling may be picked up as early as 5:00 AM and pick-up times may vary from week to 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 (1/1)
          Independence Day (7/4)
          Christmas Day (12/25)

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

  • More detail information available here.

 


 

Hazardous waste can be brought to HazWaste Central at 90 Sargent Drive in New Haven - click here for more information, or call 203-401-2712. There is no charge, but preregistration and proof of residency is required.

 

Grass clippings.    During the spring, summer, and fall, the Town of Cheshire provides a container at 1304 Waterbury Road (adjacent to the Town Garage) for disposal of residential grass clippings.  Please note that no other items will be accepted.  Disposal by commercial operations is NOT permitted.  Residents must empty grass clippings out of the bag or container.  The fee is $1.00 for up to every six (6) bags emptied.  Please bring exact change.

Leaf disposal.   A town-wide leaf collection is offered in the Fall.  Leaves must be placed curbside in biodegradable bags before 7:00 a.m. Mondays for pick-up by the Public Works Department; schedule TBD. 
           


For more information, contact the
Public Works Department at 203-271-6650



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, although up to seven electronics can be disposed of for no charge at this facility.

For hours, fees and more information on the local private transfer station, please call 203-272-4039.   There are additional private transfer stations in the area as well.


 

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. 


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