Curbside Trash and Recycling
Each resident should have a green 96 gallon rolling cart for trash. The cart shall remain the property of the garbage contractor. Each rolling cart is coded specifically to each Ellington household address. The 96 gallon rolling carts are designed to handle the amount of 3 normal sized trash can or 6 bags of trash.
Each resident should have a green 96 gallon rolling cart for trash. The cart shall remain the property of the recycling contractor. Each rolling cart is coded specifically to each Ellington household address. Recycling carts are inspected for contaminants and can be rejected if found.
Each resident must place the rolling cart and recycling bin at the edge of their property no more than 18 inches from the curb or roadside. The truck will need direct access to the cart. Please place containers out prior to 6 AM. Only bagged household trash should be placed inside the cart. No construction debris or hazardous waste should be placed in the cart. No trash outside the cart will be picked up.
2023 Trash/Recycling Collection Calendar
Check out the TRASH SCHEDULE by road
Trash will be delayed 1 day for the holidays listed below. If the holiday is on a Friday, trash will be picked up on Saturday. If the holiday falls on a weekend, there is no delay in pick up. 12/25/22 and 1/1/23 are weekends and there will be no delay for these holidays.
Delays will occur if they are not on weekends for:
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
View the newly adopted Additional Trash Container Policy and Payment Schedule for households with a second garbage container.
Before You Call Bulky Waste
Consider Donating - Donate clothing, furniture, appliances, and other household goods. Some charitable organizations offer free pickup.
Visit The Recycling Center - The Recycling Center accepts Electronics, Mattresses, Scrap Metal, Appliances and more!
Bulky Waste - Call 860-289-7850
Call Bulky Waste 4 days in advance of your regular pick up day.
Demolition, construction, debris and televisions will not be picked up through bulky waste. Demolition and construction debris should be removed through a contracted dumpster from a vendor of your choice.
No yard waste will be picked up at the curb.