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Trash and Bulky Waste Collection

Trash Collection

Each resident should have a grey 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.  

View the newly adopted Additional Trash Container Policy and Payment Schedule for households with a second garbage container. 


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.

2022 Trash/Recycling Collection Calendar 

Check Out the TRASH SCHEDULE by Road
Holiday Schedule:

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.

Bulky Waste - Call 860-289-7850

Call Bulky Waste 4 days in advance of your regular pick up day for pick up of the following bulky items:

Appliances, Bathroom fixtures, Furniture, tires, rims, anything that is not normal household trash.  

Scrap wood and carpeting should be bundled for pick up and no longer than 4 feet in length.  There is a two cubic yard limit per week. 

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.  The Televisions are accepted at the town garage for recycling.

No yard waste will be picked up at the curb.