Manchester, Connecticut

Residents - Transfer Station


Town of Manchester Transfer Station - Residential Use
311 Olcott Street, Manchester, CT 06040  
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7:15 am to 3:00 pm
Phone: 860-647-3200, Option 4

The Town of Manchester, CT owns and operates a Transfer Station for the benefit of Manchester Residents. There are many acceptable items that can be disposed of at the Transfer Station by residents. However, there are some materials that cannot be accepted. Therefore, please be sure to review the information and regulations on this web page. The Transfer Station has been issued an operating permit by the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling 860-647-3200, Option 4 or by email.

Manchester Residents Needing to Use the Transfer Station

The July 2017 version of the Town of Manchester's Sanitation Division Residential Information Booklet for Curbside Collection and Transfer Station Information is now available, please click here

PDF File: Transfer Station Rules and Regulations of Operation

For Manchester Residents needing to dispose of eligible items at the Transfer Station, all residential users of the must either:

1) Purchase a yearly Transfer Station Permit if eligible to do so*
2) Pay for each load that is brought in

The Fees are as follows:

  • Annual Transfer Station Permit Fee (Valid July 1 through June 30)  -  $ 20.00 per vehicle
    Click Here to Download the Residential Transfer Station Application
* To be eligible to purchase an annual permit, please review the requirements under Section 6C of the Transfer Station Rules and Regulations.
  • Per Car Load Fee  -  $ 2.00 per car load
  • Per Pick-up Truck/ or Trailer Fee   -  $ 4.00 per car load
Transfer Station Payment Fee Schedule (Effective 4-1-2016)

There is NO CHARGE to deliver any material/item classified as a Recyclable to the Transfer Station by a Manchester resident. Items deemed as recyclable currently include: single-stream recyclable materials (bottles/papers/cans/etc.), leaves/grass clippings/bagged yard waste, scrap metal, all appliances (including those with freon) and white goods, motor oil, antifreeze, lead acid batteries, rechargeable batteries, all electronics/anything with a cord, mattresses/box springs, oversized mixed rigid plastics, clothing &  textiles, and cardboard. We add new recyclable materials whenever a new opportunity presents itself, or on rare occasion, may have to remove a material, so this list may change at any time without prior notice.
Non Manchester Residential Disposal Option 
Non Manchester residents can use the facility to dispose of acceptable house hold items as outlined in the Transfer Station Rules and Regulations. This program is designed to give the public (individuals and businesses) the option of disposing of acceptable materials (hazardous, asbestos, radioactive, waste etc. are all prohibited) at the Town of Manchester Landfill and/or Transfer Station without having to acquire a commercial vehicle permit to use the facility.  Please review the requirements under /NewSantitaton/assets/File/Pay%20As%20You%20Dump%20Process.pdf
Residential Asbestos Disposal

As of October 1, 2016, the Transfer Station is no longer accepting any Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM).  Town residents may be able to bring Asbestos and ACM to a CREOC household hazardous waste collection event. Residents must call 860-647-3200, option 3 in advance of disposal at an HHW event to for authorization to deliver any ACM. The ACM must be wet down, double bagged and sealed with a heavy duty garbage bag, and no more than 60 pounds of material ACM can be delivered at an HHW collection event.
Holiday Schedule and Hours of Operation

The Transfer Station is closed on the six holidays listed below. When any of these holidays fall on a Saturday, the Landfill will be closed that day, and open the preceding Friday. When any of these holidays fall on a Sunday, the Landfill will be closed on the Monday immediately after the Sunday holiday.

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

There is no curbside refuse collection on these holidays when they fall on or are recognized on a weekday. Collection during these holiday weeks is delayed one day on and after the day that the holiday is celebrated. Again, when the holiday falls on a Sunday, collection we be delayed on the next Monday for the entire week following said holiday.

The facility is open on a normal schedule on all other holidays.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday: 7:15 am to 3:00 pm

Landfill Odor/Complaint phone number: 860-647-3200 Option 4
Please call this number if you have an odor or environmental complaint concerning the Manchester Landfill. Complaints may include odors, dust, litter, traffic, noise, or drainage impacting your property.

Curbside Collection as an Alternative Disposal Method

Residents that are served by the Town's curbside collection program may dispose of many bulky items through a call-in scheduling system as described below. The Town provides an extensive list of items that can be collected at the curb through a call-in scheduling system.  Detailed information about Curbside Collection of bulky waste can be found by clicking here.