Public Works News
SPRING 2016 SEASON
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING:Take2 Recycling and DPW will be holding an Electronics Recycling Collection on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the Celentano School Parking lot 400 Canner Street. The collection provides a quick and convenient way for residents to dispose of their electronics without having to collect coupons from our DPW office in order to drop off their electronics at the city dump.
Electronics accepted for May 7 recycling collection include, computers, monitors, printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, copiers, iPods/PDAs, modems, keyboards, cellphones/telephones, cameras, tablets/e-books, stereos, fax machines and small appliances such as microwaves. No Hazardous materials such as; lighter fluids, paint, chemicals, liquids nor smoke detectors will be accepted.
Visit Take2 website for information on electronic recyclables: http://www.take2recycle.com/ If you have any questions give us a call at Public Works 203-946-6906.
Electronic Recycling collection event is being held in support of Mayor Harp's Clean City Initiative.
LEAVES: DPW will collect brown paper leaf bags left out at the curb on your usually scheduled trash and recycling day. The bags must be paper not plastic and must ONLY contain leaves-no sticks, rocks or other materials that can't be easily composted. Bags will be picked up and delivered to the Transfer Station where they will be composted. Residents will incur fines for blowing, raking or placing leaves into the streets and blocking Street Sweeping operations.
COMPOST BINS: Residents can also compost at home by picking up a free compost bin with instructions at DPW, 34 Middletown Avenue.
BRANCHES: Branches and sticks will also be picked up at the curb ONLY if they are tied into bundles less than 4 feet in length and 1 foot in diameter. All other yard waste can be disposed of at the Transfer Station with free coupons from DPW. Follow this link for further information-http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/PublicWorks/Trash/ResidentialWaste.asp
If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 946-7700.