Residential Curbside Solid Waste Collection Rules & Regulations
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Residential curbside trash and recycling collection is provided Town-wide on a contract basis awarded through competitive bid to a private firm. Refuse is disposed of at the Mid-Connecticut facility of the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority in Hartford.
- Curbside Refuse Collection (see below) Schedule
- Curbside Single-Stream Recycling Collection
- Curbside Bulky Waste / Appliance Collection
- Curbside Yard Waste Collection
- Curbside Leaf Vacuum Collection
The revised Solid Waste Ordinance Took Effect on November 1, 2009, please click here
For curbside collection questions or complaints, please call 860-647-3200, and select option 1
Residential curbside refuse and recycling collection is provided Town-wide on a contract basis awarded through competitive bid to a private firm. Disposal of refuse is at the Mid-Connecticut facility of the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority in Hartford.
Trash will only be collected in the Town-issued containers (wheeled toter carts). Trash is not collected in cardboard boxes or plastic bags. Trash will not be collected if container (cart) is overloaded (cover must be halfway closed).
Trash must be at the curb at 6:00 a.m. on your regular collection day. If refuse is not out on time, collection crews will not go back to pick it up. Your trash will have to be removed from the curb to be picked up on your next collection day.
Town ordinance prohibits trash and/or recycling carts from being placed at the curb prior to 12:00 noon on the day prior to the street's designated collection day and requires the removal of the empty trash and/or recycling cart from the curb by 12:00 noon on the day following the designated collection day.
As of April 1, 2011, residents that wish to utilize more than one trash cart for their dwelling will need to purchase an annual subscription. The annual cost of the subscription is $150 ($12.50 per month) for a 95 gallon trash cart and $100 ($8.33 per month) for a 65 or 35 gallon trash cart. Residents that do not have an extra cart would also have to purchase a cart from the Town. The cost of the cart is $55 for a 95 gallon, $50 for a 65 gallon and $40 for a 35 gallon. A subscription decal will be provided to affix to the extra trash cart being used by the residence. For those residents that join the subscription program mid-year, the annual fee will be prorated to the number of months remaining in the period, which current runs from 7/1 to 6/30 of the following calendar year.
There is a trash compactor available for residential use at the Town's Transfer Station for the occasional bag of overflow trash.
Curbside collections can run late. If your trash was out by 6:00 a.m. but was not picked up by the morning after your collection day, please call 860-647-3200, etc. 1
Click here for the Curbside Refuse and Recycling Pickup Schedule
Holiday Schedule: There is NO refuse collection on the following days:
New Year's Day
Fourth of July
When one of these holidays occurs on a regularly scheduled collection day, collection will be delayed one day for the rest of the week. For example: If a holiday falls on a Monday, then Monday's collection will be on Tuesday; and Tuesday's collection will be on Wednesday and so on. There also will be a Saturday pickup for Friday's collection. These are the ONLY holidays that result in a change in the collection schedule. Other holidays when Town Hall or schools are closed does not affect refuse and recycling collection.