Manchester, Connecticut

Single Stream Recyclable Materials

As of July 1, 2018, the Town of Manchester has adopted the recycling education campaign organized by the State of Connecticut, What's IN, What's OUT, to supercede our previous recycling regulations. All materials listed on the What's IN, What's OUT campaign website as being eligible for recycling through the Town's automated curbside collection program under the "In The Bin" section are collected in our program. Anything not listed in this section is not collected for recycling.  Please review the "What's IN, What's OUT" website for complete information on curbside recycling.

Cleck here for link to: WHAT GOES IN THE BIN?



Information below retained for Historical Purposes: 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 July 1, 2018
  • NO RIGID PLASTICS, delivery to the Transfer Station only as of July 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