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NEW at Transfer Station
Composting of Food Scraps

Produce, meat, eggshells and much more!

  • Residents may put food scraps in the four large bins between the hopper and the Goodwill trailer
  • This will save the town $$ on trash disposal, while improving sustainability
  • For drop-off only, NOT for taking compost material
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Recycling Reminders 

If your bin does NOT get picked up, it could be because:
  • Items are on top of or around the bin. If bins are over-stuffed or overflowing, the "arms" of the truck may not be able to grab the bin to dump it into the truck.

  • There are plastic bags in the bin. Plastic bags gum up the sorting machinery and therefore must not be put in recycling bins. If you have recyclables gathered into a plastic bag - dump the items into the bin and put the bag aside to recycle separately (put in the Plastic Bags & Wraps shed at the Orange Transfer Station & Recycling Center or in designated bins at grocery and big box stores). 

  • A holiday falls on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday - which triggers the holiday pick-up schedule and bumps remaining pick-ups for the week to the next day.


 

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See details about what goes in your blue bin and what does not. ​

For questions or if your recycling wasn't picked up, call Public Works at 203-891-4712.

Plastic Bags, Films & Wraps Recycling
  • The plastic bags & wraps recycling shed is to the right of the mixed recyclables bin. If your mixed recyclables are in a plastic bag, empty items into the dumpster and put bag in the shed. 
  • Recycling bins containing PLASTIC BAGS or WRAPS will NOT be picked up. More info. 
  • Do NOT put plastic bags, packaging or wraps in your blue recycling bin. More info here: plasticfilmrecycling.org 
  • Kohl's, Target, Big Y and other stores accept plastic bags
  • See SHORT VIDEO explaining why plastic bags CANNOT go in recycling bins.
Article: How to Properly Recycle Plastic - info, ideas, and tips 
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