Current Interest

Household Hazardous Waste Events
Next event:
November 7 – Danbury
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Recycling Glass Separate
from your mixed recycling stream.
Click here for why and how.

Recycling Guide

Click here to print

Food Scrap Recycling Programs

Bridgewater, Newtown, New Fairfield, Redding and Ridgefield all offer organic (food scrap) recycling at their recycling centers.

Plastic Bags and film DO NOT
go in your mixed recycling.
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to watch video.
Click here for what can be returned to retail.

2020 Billboard Contest

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Connecticut’s NEW plastic bag law
CLICK HERE for information

Need to hire a waste hauler?
Click here to choose a registered businesses.

Questions about HHW?

Call: 203.775.4539

Welcome to the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, HRRA, a regional, governmental, waste management and recycling authority serving twelve municipalities in western Connecticut and a population of over 237,000 people.  HRRA municipalities include: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman, Weston

Connecticut now has a universal list of what belongs in your recycling bin and what doesn’t.  All items should be empty, rinsed, clean and open.  Do not shred, box, bag or bundle material.  Print the WIWO flyer here.  For information on plastic bag recycling click here.


The search widget below is for items that should or should not go in your recycling bin.  If you need to find how to dispose of a particular item in an HRRA town use the Drop Off Centers menu at the top of this page, click on your town.  You can also use the search feature at the top right of the page next to Contact Us.