Each HRRA municipality provides an option for residents who don’t contract with a hauler to bring their own recyclables to a local disposal facility.  These facilities are known as Drop Off Centers, Mom & Pop Recycle Centers, Transfer Stations, or Recycling Centers depending on the municipality.

There are many other recyclable materials that aren’t allowed in the blue bin. This photo illustrates many of the common categories; textiles, scrap metal, thermostats, books, e-waste, ink cartridges, stretchy film, rechargeable batteries, propane & bulky rigid plastics.

Municipal Drop-Off Centers

What Do I Do With …. ? CT DEEP’s A Resident’s Management Guide Those Not-so-Common household items. – “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure”. ~ Unknown

There are many ways to reuse or recycle items that are no longer of use to us in our homes. As residents of Connecticut, reusing or recycling these items can reduce the amount and toxicity of the garbage that is disposed in our state.

Some alternatives to disposal:

Fix it!  Can your item be repaired? If so, you will not have anything to dispose of, and you could save on replacement costs.

Give it away! If the item you have is still usable, chances are that there is someone else that could use it. Before throwing it away, check with friends, relatives, and neighbors to see if they would like to have it. Consider listing items on an Internet site such as FreeCycle, and Craigslist, or in free classified ads and circulars. Or, just put it on your curb on a nice day with a sign on it saying “free.”

Donate it!  Many charities are happy to take items such as consumer electronics, furniture, rugs, etc.  Before throwing these kinds of items away, check with your local Goodwill, Salvation Army, church, reuse store, or other charities to see what items they may be willing to take. Some organizations will even schedule free pickups of donated items.

Sell it!  Hold a tag sale, or take your item(s) to a local flea market (look in your local newspaper for times and locations in your area). Or, list your item on an Internet site like eBay, Craigslist, or other similar sites. You might be surprised to find that that an old item you think is a piece of junk is just what some collector is looking for!

Drop-Off Center Details

Before using your local facility, check the information from your municipality by clicking here to see what you can bring to your town drop-off. The summary chart will tell you what items are accepted, hours of operation and fees.  If you have questions call your local drop-off center using the numbers listed to the right of the map.

HRRA Drop-Off Centers

Bethel Transfer Station
1 Sympaug Park Rd
203.778.7436

Bridgewater Town Garage
324 Hut Hill Rd
860.354.2441

Brookfield Residential Yard Refuse
Disposal Center
Pocono Rd
(between Town Hall and the Firehouse)

Danbury Mom & Pop Recycle Center
307 White St.
203.744.8260

Kent Transfer Station
Maple St (Rte 341 East)
860.927.4627

New Fairfield Drop off Center
41 Bigelow Rd
203.312.5677

New Milford Recycling Center
18 Young’s Field Rd
860.355.6044

Newtown Transfer Station
Ethan Allen Rd
203.270.4307

Ridgefield Transfer Station
55 South St
203.431.4137

Ridgefield Recycling Center
59 South St
203.431.2343

Redding Transfer & Recycling
84 Hopewell Woods Rd
203.938.3026

Used Cooking Oil

At Home, you should never put grease, oils or fats down your drain. Recycle it at a local drop-off center where accepted.

Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

Every town in Connecticut is required to provide a convenient and accessible location for the recycling of electronic waste.

Textiles

Any clothing, household textile or commercial linen textile as long as it is DRY and has NO Odor can be reused and recycled.