Hazardous Waste & Recycling Committee



The purpose of North Branford’s Solid/Hazardous Waste and Recycling Committee is to develop and implement environmentally sound solutions and best practices for solid waste disposal and recycling management on behalf of our town.   We hope that this information will assist you in our efforts.  In addition to this website, residents can get information from the Recycling Hotline: 203-484-4091. This is a recording only; you cannot speak to anyone at this number.    If you would like to contact the committee with a question about recycling, or volunteer to help in one of our activities, email us by clicking here  If you have a question specifically about trash (garbage), please call John's Refuse at 203-484-0281. 

The 2017 Recycling/Trash Information Cards

are available in all town public buildings for your convenience,

if you have not received one.


Have questions about what to do with specific items that may not be listed on the Recycling Card?  Please click on FAQs above, and see "What do I do with....?" for a more comprehensive list of items that can be recycled, and what to do with things that can't (like Fire Extinguishers).

 "Please Don't Feed the Storm Drain"

Storm drains are designed to only carry rainfall runoff from our streets into our local waterways.

Anything but water can contribute to water pollution and drainage issues. Help avoid potential flooding by clearing snow and ice in the winter months from around storm drains. Snow, ice and debris can interfere with drainage and clog storm drains causing hazardous street flooding and freezing.


Remember: Only Rain in the Drain!

The North Branford Solid/Hazardous Waste and Recycling Committee is pleased to

announce an exciting new program for plastic film recycling.

 What is plastic film you might ask?

 It’s grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, ziplock and other re-sealable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags.

 That’s quite a list of items that are currently going in the trash that can be recycled.  However, they cannot go into your blue recycling bin.

There are bins to collect these items are located around town at both libraries, STW Community Center, Northford Store, and the Food Pantry of North Branford. All items must be clean and dry with no food residue.

If you cannot make it to the above locations, please bring these items to Big Y, Stop and Shop, Target, and/or Wal-Mart.  There are bins in the front of each store for plastic bag and plastic film recycling. 


 For more information like us on Facebook at North Branford CT Hazardous Waste & Recycling Committee.



Next Electronics Recycling

 Saturday March 11, 2017     

9:00 AM till Noon

North Branford Recycling Center (Public Works - Route 22)

 Can’t wait until our town's March collection?

Take 2 Electronics, has a site open to all CT residents where you can bring your electronics for recycling.

Located at 295 South Leonard Street in Waterbury;

hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM,

Saturdays from 8:00 AM till Noon.  No charge.

You may also attend another recycling event listed on their website;

check under One-Day events for a date/location convenient for you.

For more information call 800-209-9322, or visit their website  take2recycle.com

Why Recycle
How to Recycle
What do I do with...???
New Residents
The 4 R's


Important Trash Pick-up Information

Place trash and recycling curbside the night before your scheduled pick up day or before 6:00 AM the day of your scheduled pick up. Please be sure to position your barrels so that the handle and wheels face away from the road.

Scrap metal pick up is twice a year:   April 17 - 21, 2017 and November 6 - 10, 2017  on your normal trash day. 

Curbside leaf pick-up for 2017:   Spring: May 1 - 5    Fall:   November 27 - December 8,  on your normal trash day.  Leaves must be in biodegradable paper bags. 

The leaf drop-off center adjacent to the Public Works facility is open on Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.   2017 collection days are:  April 8, 15, 22, 29;   November 4, 11, 18, 25.  The center is located behind the Police Station - drive down the road next to that building, then follow the signs.

Trash holidays    The following are trash holidays and no trash or recycling will be picked up. Your pick-up will be delayed one day: If a holiday is on the weekend there is no change to the weekly pickup schedule. If a holiday falls on a Friday, only Friday trash pickup will be delayed a day. If a holiday is on a Monday then your trash pickup is delayed a day.  

    • New Year's Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Fourth of July
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas


Electronic Waste Collection: e.g. TV's, CD/DVD Players, VCR's, computers, monitors, printers) - North Branford Recycling Center 9:00 - 12:00 noon.   Dates for this event for 2017:   March 11    July 8     November 4

Clean motor oil can be brought to the Public Works facility during normal business hours.

Christmas Tree pick-up  will be held for two weeks in January, January 2 - 13, 2017 on your normal trash day.

 What do I do with......???    We have tried to put as much information as possible on our Recycling Card; still, there are a number of items that you might have questions about how to recycle or dispose of.  As we resolve questions about these items, we post them on the alphabetical list "What do I do with....???" (click on the FAQ button up above).  We will try to keep this list as current as possible - both trash haulers and recycling companies frequently change how things are handled based on new legislation, technology improvements, etc.   



Mary Bigelow, Chair; Deborah Anderson,  Elizabeth Boissard, Alison Caron, Donna Cordone,  Debra Ferraro, Hank Petroskey, Thomas Scelfo.  Ex-officio members: Michael Paulhus, Town Manager; Michelle Knockwood,Town Purchasing Agent / Liaison to the committee; Francis Merola, Director of Public Works.