Connecticut law requires haulers/collectors to register with each municipality in which they collect solid waste, including recycling and C&D.  Municipal registration fees vary and are set by each municipality.

HRRA permits (for use of the MSW transfer stations in Danbury, Ridgefield and Newtown), Oak Ridge permits (for use of the regional recycling facility on White Street in Danbury), and municipal registrations for all HRRA municipalities can all be renewed at the same time using the same form and paying with one check or credit card through HRRA.

The 2022-23 HRRA permit and municipal registration renewal is due no later than August 1, 2022 at 4pm.

New Haulers/Collectors who either report themselves as a new business or are identified and notified by the authority have 30 days from the day of initial notice to comply with all state regulations and HRRA requirements to register with each municipality they are doing business in and obtain a permit for each operating vehicle.

Penalty fees will be applied to permit and municipal registrations that are late.  There is a base late fee of $1000. All municipal and permit fees double, and access to the transfer stations may be suspended if any information is incomplete or missing.

Haulers

Municipal Registration & HRRA Permitting forms for 2022-23

Important notice:  This year’s registration and permit renewal is an online application.
However, you are still required to submit a notarized sworn affidavit (FORM B)


Paid Collectors/ Haulers: LINK TO ONLINE APPLICATION HERE

 

Non-Haulers : LINK TO Permit Only Application

 

Transfer Stations

 

CURRENT TIP FEES

MSW TIP FEES

  • As of July 1, 2022 HRRA MSW Hauler Tip Fee $98.43 ton
  • As of Nov. 2, 2021 additional MSW Tip Fee Transportation Surcharge $4.50 ton
  • As of May 1, 2022 additional MSW Tip Fee Fuel Surcharge $2.00 ton
  • The MSW tip fee will increase annually on July 1st $1.56 ton

RECYCLING TIP FEES

  • Effective October 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023-HRRA Recycling Hauler Tip Fee is $119.54 per ton

Municipal Solid Waste Laws

Recycling Laws

Other Solid Waste & Recycling Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to register through HRRA?

By CT General Statue Sec. 22a-220a.(d)(1)  and by local ordinance, haulers must register with each town in which they collect and haul solid waste, including trash, recyclables, C&D and bulky waste.

What is the definition of a hauler?

(d) (1) Any collector hauling solid waste generated by residential, business, commercial or other establishments, including, but not limited to, recyclables generated within the borders of a municipality, shall register annually in such municipality and disclose: (A) The name and address of the collector and the owner of such collection company; (B) the name of any other municipality in which such collector hauls such solid waste, including recyclables; (C) whether the hauling done by such collector is residential, commercial or other; (D) the types of waste hauled; (E) the anticipated location of any disposal facilities or end users receiving recyclable solid waste; and (F) any additional information that such municipality requires to ensure the health and safety of its residents.
Here is the link to the state statue and requirement for Haulers/Collectors to register with the municipalities they do business in:  CGS 22a-220a  

What is the first step when starting my registration & permit application?

Contact your insurance agent and request a Certificate of Insurance (COI) on an ACORD form. Send the COI to HRRA for review.

Do not wait until the last minute to contact your insurance agent for the COI. It is recommended that you email the COI to HRRA as soon as possible to allow time for changes, if necessary.
This is often the most time consuming step and may result in the application getting submitted past the deadline if changes are necessary to meet the HRRA insurance requirements.

Can I email my HRRA Municipal and Permit Application?

You may email your application to HRRA for review, however HRRA requires the original notarized application.
You can mail the original application, postmarked by the due date, or drop it off to the HRRA office. If dropping off, please call ahead to make arrangements.

Can I mix Recycables with Municipal Solid Waste?

MIXING RECYCLABLES WITH OTHER SOLID WASTE

It is illegal for trash haulers to knowingly mix items designated for recycling with other solid waste. (Also, trash haulers must (1) warn customers they suspect of violating separation requirements and (2) help towns identify customers whose loads are found by a resource recovery facility to have significant quantities of recyclables (CGS § 22a-220c).

Under CGS § 22a-220(f), a trash hauler who knowingly mixes items designated for recycling with other solid waste is subject to a penalty of up to $2,500 for a first violation and up to $10,000 for any subsequent violation. CGS § 22a-226d also allows municipalities to establish, by ordinance, a penalty of up to $1,000 for a violation of this statute. And CGS § 22a-226 allows the court to assess a civil penalty of up to $25,000 for a violation of the solid waste management chapter, which includes trash haulers. It is unclear under what circumstances a specific penalty would apply.

Public Act 10-87 (§ 3) prohibits anyone, including trash haulers, from knowingly combining previously segregated designated recyclable items with other solid waste.

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