Manchester, Connecticut

Single Stream Recyclable Materials

On July 1, 2009, the Town of Manchester switched to an automated, bi-weekly, single-stream recycling program. The Town has distributed Blue Recycling Carts to qualifying Town homes that are served by the Town's curbside collections program. Manchester collects the following recyclable materials in the Blue Single-Stream Recycling Cart:

Please click on the above links for more information on each recyclable material, photos and specific preparation guidelines when applicable.

General Preparation Guidelines:
  • Absolutely NO PLASTIC BAGS, recyclable materials should be loose in the Blue Recycling Cart
  • Absolutely NO TRASH, trash goes in the Green Trash Cart
  • Absolutely NO SHREDDED PAPER, as of January 1, 2018
  • Cardboard and Paperboard should be flattened to conserve space
  • Food and Beverage containers should be rinsed clean, a thorough washing IS NOT required
  • Keep the Blue Recycling Cart lid closed to keep the recyclable materials dry
  • All recyclable materials should be placed loosely into the Blue Recycling Cart; do not bag recycling in any type of bag, paper OR plastic