Trash & Recycling
Department of Public Works maintains a weekly schedule (tool below) for collecting trash and recycling throughout New Haven. The brown 48 gallon toter is used for trash and the blue 96 gallon toter is used for recycling items only. Both toters must be placed curbside before scheduled collections and removed within 12 hours after being collected. If toters are needed, residents should call Resident Services at (203) 946 - 7700.
With single stream recycling, all recyclables can be mixed together in the blue toter. If the toter has non-recyclable items such as plastic bags in it, DPW will not empty it. To help decide what is and isn’t recyclable check this recycling flyer.
Curbside recycling is available to all residences with six units or less. If the building has more than 6 units or if it is a commercial entity, a site cleanliness plan must be filed with Department of Public Works since recycling is required by state law.
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