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The Town of Ellington


Curbside Recycling  

Residents should place their paper and mixed containers in the large blue cart.  Place the cart within two feet of the road, arrows out. Recycling is collected every other week; see the calendar link below.

2021 Recycling Calendar

Acceptable Recycle Items

Paper:  Cardboard and boxboard; Food and beverage cartons; junk mail; Magazine & Newspaper inserts; Newsprint, Office paper, Pizza boxes (clean), phone books, hard cover books.
Glass:  Beverage bottles & jars; Food bottles and jars; Aerosol containers (food grade); Aluminum foil, cans and bottles, Metal lids.  

Materials Not Accepted

Gift wrap, gift bags, ice cream containers, paper cups, shredded paper, tissue paper, ceramic mugs and plates, drinking glasses, foil tops from yogurt containers, paint cans, pots and pans, scrap metal, spiral wound containers, loose bottle caps, plastic bags and wraps, plastic plates, bowls and utensils, prescription bottles, single-use coffee containers, Styrofoam of any kind including packing peanuts.

Drop-Off Recycling Center

Address:  21 Main Street, Town Garage
Hours:      Monday-Thursday 6:30am-3:30pm; Friday 6:30am-12:30PM.  Open 1st and 3rd Saturday 9am-Noon, from April 3-October 16.       

Acceptable Items

Batteries, Antifreeze, Cell Phones, Computer components, Fluorescent light bulbs, Propane tanks 5 and 20 pounds, Televisions, small appliances and electronics, Waste Oil, Textiles (must be bagged).  

Absolutely no paint is to be left at the drop off center.  Do not leave any items when the shed is closed.