Bulky Waste Collection Program


Residential Homes

Certain large items of waste can no longer be mixed with refuse. A separate collection for these items will be made once each month during the first full week of the month, beginning on Monday, on trash collection day. Bulky items must be separated from other refuse and recyclables and placed at the curb by 7:00 am for collection. Home improvement contractor generated building material wastes are not acceptable. For demolition waste, homeowner should make waste disposal arrangements with a private contractor.


Bulk items (items not fitting in dumpster) will be collected once each month during the first full week of the month, on Friday only; this includes Plum Ridge Condos. It is not necessary for the condominium association or resident of the condominium to call the Public Works Department for bulky waste collection. Home improvement contractor generated building material wastes are not acceptable.

2019 Collection Schedule

Bulk waste collection will be picked up on the following weeks beginning on Monday on TRASH COLLECTION DAY:

  • Week of January 7, 2019
  • Week of February 4, 2019
  • Week of March 4, 2019
  • Week of April 1, 2019
  • Week of May 6, 2019
  • Week of June 3, 2019
  • Week of July 1, 2019 (there will be no pickup on Thursday, July 4th.  Pickup will resume Friday, July 5th).
  • Week of August 5, 2019
  • Week of September 2, 2019 (there will be no pickup on Monday, September 2, 2019; pickup will be one day delayed)
  • Week of October 7, 2019
  • Week of November 4, 2019
  • Week of December 2, 2019

These items for separate collection include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Sofas, sleeper sofas, overstuffed chairs
  • Household furniture (tables and chairs)
  • Mattresses, box springs
  • Carpets, rugs – must be rolled & tied and not larger than 5’ in width
  • Ceramic sinks, toilets
  • Car tires without the rims
  • Large plastic items (kids toys, old plastic totes)

Non-acceptable items for bulky waste collection are:

  • Windows, kitchen cabinets, counter tops, interior/exterior doors
  • Construction material and demolition material such as: lumber, sheetrock, sheds, decks, etc.
  • Bathtubs/showers, vanities
  • No Electronics (televisions, printers, etc.)
  • No plastic bags (filled with materials)
  • No Cardboard boxes


How Do I Get Rid Of...

1. Latex and Oil Based Paint

New state regulations adopted in July 1, 2013 now provide options for the disposal of oil based and latex paint:

  • Participating Retailers - There are area retailers who will accept oil and latex paint of any brand at their store locations. Paint Care maintains a website (http://paintcare.org/locator/index.php) to locate the closest participating retailer.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection - HHW program will accept oil based paints. Review the HHW program requirements as provided in the Town’s website or contact the Public Works at (860) 644-2511, ext. 343.

2. Scrap Metal - is recyclable; call Town Hall prior to noon on Tuesday for Wednesday scheduled metal pick up.

3. Brush - must be placed in the automated refuse collection container (no longer than 3ft). Brush may also be delivered by the homeowner to Harvest New England in Ellington. You can reach Harvest New England at (860) 871-7442. Disposal prices are to be paid by the homeowner.

If you have questions about refuse disposal, recycling, or hazwaste disposal, call (860) 644-2511, ext. 343.