Bulk Waste Collection and Disposal
Bulk Waste will be collected curbside for a charge of $75 per pick up. There are additional charges and requirements to pick up mattresses and boxsprings. Payments must be made prior to collection at the Department of Public Works in City Hall or by mailing a check to Department of Public Works.
Acceptable items include:
- Small Amounts of Wood or Metal
Debris from large renovation projects is not acceptable. $75 covers one large dump truck of material. Additional material will be charged by weight, at the current bulk waste charge.
Items NOT acceptable with curbside bulk waste include:
- Televisions and Computers (must be brought directly to the Recycling Center)
- Anything in bags or boxes
- More items listed below.
* NEW * Additional Charge for Curbside Pick up of Mattresses and Box Springs
Mattresses and box springs are accepted at the Recycling Center for free, unless they are wet or have mildew or bed bugs. If residents want a mattress or box spring picked up by the City at the curb, it is an additional $36 for each individual item. Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic for collection. Mattress and box spring bags are included with the $36 pick up charge at the Department of Public Works.
As noted above, mattresses and box springs can be brought directly to the Recycling Center for no charge, as long as they are dry and do not have mildew or bed bugs. If do not meet the free requirements, they will be charged by weight (minimum charge $10).
For more information view the Bulk Waste Charges (PDF) or call 860-638-4850 for more details. Items must be placed in their respective piles (all the metal together, all the wood together, etc.)
If you live in a large apartment or condo complex, you should contact your management company about a bulk pick up. The City does not collect individually from units in large complexes.
Bulk Waste materials can also be brought directly to the Recycling Center (PDF) for a per ton charge. Materials are weighed on a scale and charged accordingly.
Brush is not considered bulky waste and will be picked up free of charge. It must also be cut to 4 foot lengths. Curbside Bulk Waste Collection and brush pick up is always suspended mid-October to mid-March.
In the Sanitation District, brush must be cut to 4 foot lengths and bundled with string. Brush and bulk waste is collected year-round ONLY in the Sanitation District. Customers can call the office at 860-638-4850 to get on the list for collection. Collections usually occur on Wednesdays or Thursdays of non-holiday weeks.
Bulk waste and brush can always be brought to the Recycling Center. View information on the Recycling Center and Bulk Waste Charges (PDF).
Items Not Accepted
The following items are not acceptable in the bulk waste collection:
- Cardboard boxes, anything in bags
- Electronics - televisions, computers, VCR, DVD, telephones, radios
- Grass clippings
- Hazardous waste
- Household garbage
- Plastics and plastic toys
Any items containing bed bugs must be wrapped in plastic. Large plastic bags can be obtained from any furniture store, most department and hardware stores and online. Bags are available at the Public Works Department for mattresses and box springs being picked up curbside.