Trash and Bulky Waste 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.
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.
The Trash Collection Fee is $125 per year and is due in full in November. The bills will be mailed in October.
On February 8, 2021, the Board of Selectmen made the following motion regarding households with additional waste barrels:
MOVED (TURNER), SECONDED (STAVENS) AND PASSED UNANIMOUSLY THAT EACH RESIDENTIAL UNIT OWNER THAT REQUESTS, ACKNOWLEDGES AND RECEIVES A SECOND TIPPER BARREL FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES BE CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $125 FOR THE ANNUAL PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2020 TO JUNE 30, 2021; AND THE TAX & REVENUE COLLECTOR IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO ISSUE A BILL IN THE ABOVE AMOUNT TO EACH APPLICABLE RESIDENTIAL UNIT OWNER DUE APRIL 1, 2021, WITH NO INTEREST IF PAID ON OR BEFORE MAY 1, 2021; THEREAFTER INTEREST SHALL BE CHARGED AT THE LEGAL RATE OF 18% OR 1.5% PER MONTH FROM APRIL 1, 2021 OR PORTION THEREOF, UNTIL PAID; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE TAX & REVENUE COLLECTOR TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS ON CHANGES OF OWNERSHIP OF RESIDENTIAL UNITS THAT MAY HAVE OCCURRED IF THE NEW OWNER IS BEING BILLED FOR A PERIOD OF TIME THAT THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAD NOT BENEFITED FROM SUCH SERVICE.
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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.
Delays will occur 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.