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Welcome to the Town of Ellington



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; click here for the calendar.

Have a question about whether a specific item can be recycled? CLICK HERE! 
Common Acceptable 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
Common Unacceptable Items

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 3rd Saturday 9am-Noon, from April 17-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.