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    Recycling Center and General Information

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    The Recycling Center is open to New Haven residents and businesses and institutions which generate small quantities of recyclables. No recyclables will be collected on bulk appointments. Quantities of recyclables that exceed the capacity of blue bins must be taken to the Recycling Center. Recyclables are defined as: Plastics #'s 1 through 7, Glass Food Jars, Corrugated Cardboard, Mixed White Paper, Newspaper, and Scrap Metal.

    Recycling Center Hours of Operation:
    Residents may drop off recyclables Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. The Recycling Center is closed on City Holidays and on Storm Days.

    How to Use the Recycling Center:
    Just bring your recyclables to the Recycling Center during the designated times. The Center is "self service" so please read the signs carefully and be sure to put recyclables in the correct containers. The Center is not for waste drop off or any other items.

    Center Location:
    The Center is located at the City's Transfer Station at 260 Middletown Avenue. Take I-91 North to Exit 8. Turn Left at the end of the exit. From State Street, Take a right off Ferry Street, then a left onto Middletown Avenue. The Transfer Station will be located a half mile on your left.

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal:
    For proper disposal of hazardous waste such as motor oil, oil based paint, car batteries, etc., bring to Hazwaste Central at the Regional Water Authority on Sargent Drive every Saturday from May until October. Hazwaste Central is open from 9:00 a.m. to Noon except holidays. After the month of October, hold any hazardous waste until the following May.

    Why Recycle Anyway?
    So that resident recyclers can recycle more than what is collected in their blue bin, or can recycle larger quantities of material they have saved. So that businesses can have a way to economically comply with recycling laws, reduce their waste stream and reduce their waste disposal bills, as well as participate in protecting the environment. The Center is not intended for businesses which generate larger quantities of recyclables of for larger businesses. Those businesses should contact a local hauler.

    For more information call 946-7700 or DPW's Public Educator at 946-6747.



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