Seal: Washington, Connecticut; Founded 1779
The Town of Washington, Connecticut

Single Stream Recycling (SSR)

Free Curbside Recycling Pickup:
Alternate Mondays;
detailed schedule is below.

Free Recycling Bins:
available at the Selectmen's Office

Drop-off Recyclables:
at the Transfer Station on Clark Road
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat from 8:00 AM
to 2:00 PM (closed Thurs & Sun)

Washington's recycling is handled by
BRRFOC, the Bristol Resource
Recovery Facility Operating Committee

Also at the Transfer Station:
E-Waste Recycling

Effective Date

Effective May 4, 2013, the Town of Washington is officially a Single Stream Recycling community.

Description of Single Stream Recycling

With Single Stream Recycling, residents no longer have to sort recyclable materials such as glass bottles, plastic, paper, newspapers, cardboard and aluminum into separate bins, bags or bundles. Now you can just mix all your recyclables together in one bin. The TUNXIS Recycling Center now has the ability to sort these items once they are delivered.

Residents may continue to use the present 22 gallon bins or opt to use the new 48 or 96 gallon wheeled bins for their recycling. Residents are asked to trade in their 22 gallon bins if they decide to use a 48 or 96 gallon wheeled bin. Bins are available at the Selectmen's Office and are provided free of charge to residents.

Curbside and In Yard Recycling

The Town of Washington will continue to provide free curbside pick-up for its residents. At curbside, large bins should be placed no more than 5 feet from the road.

Oliver Rubbish Removal, our recycling hauler, is prepared to enter into a supplemental monthly fee arrangement with residents who wish to have their recyclables picked up in yard (by their garage or residence). This fee will cover the additional cost of making an in yard pick-up of recyclables. Residents should contact Oliver at (860) 274-3535 to determine the present fee arrangement for in yard pick up and to sign up for this service. The service will begin once a resident has the required large bin on site.

Benefits of Single Stream Recycling

Next to education and highway expenses, waste disposal is the largest piece of our Town's budget, costing taxpayers about $432,000 in Fiscal 2011/2012. This includes the costs of running the transfer station, bimonthly curbside pick-up of recyclables, hauling garbage and recyclables from the transfer station to disposal sites and tipping fees.

Washington is a founding member of two organizations that handle its waste disposal, BRRFOC (garbage) and TROC (recyclables). Tipping fees are a per-ton disposal fee paid by member towns to these organizations. Currently, tipping fees are $62.50 per ton for garbage and there are no tipping fees for recyclables.

In light of the increased volume in recyclables resulting in part from the "Challenge to Increase Recycling by 16% to 525 Tons by Fiscal 2014" posed to the Town in 2010 by the Washington Environmental Council and the present zero cost for disposing of recyclables, the Town's overall cost of waste disposal has gone down measurably over the past three years.

Single Stream Recycling is expected to increase the volume of recycling in Washington by a significant amount. The experience of other towns that have initiated Single Stream Recycling is that their volume of recycling has increased from 25% to 100% during the first year of the program. In addition to the positive impact of increased recycling on the environment, the significant reduction in waste disposal costs that will result is why it is so important to have all residents actively participating in the Town's Single Stream Recycling program.

Thank you for being an active Single Stream Recycler.

Please contact the First Selectman's Office at (860) 868-2259 if you have any questions.



(All items should be Empty, Rinsed and Clean)

Plastic containers #1 to #7 (including caps) Boxboard (e.g. cereal, cracker, pasta and shoe boxes)
Glass and metal (tin, steel and aluminum) food and beverage
containers - no larger than 3 gallon
Soft cover books
Clean aluminum foil and pie pans White & brown envelopes (including window pane envelopes)
Office Paper Newspapers
Paper cartons (milk or juice) Junk Mail
Packing paper Magazines
Paper egg cartons Telephone directories
Clean corrugated cardboard (folded flat) & brown paper bags Catalogs



Plastic bags (recycle at supermarket) Plastic toys or sporting goods
Black plastic containers Ceramics, dishes & Pyrex
Pizza boxes & frozen food boxes Appliances, electronics or batteries
Wax or plastic inserts from cookie or cereal boxes Aerosol & paint cans
Foil-lined paper & scratch-off lottery tickets CD's or DVD's
Painted or crayoned paper Prescription drug containers & medical waste
Colored file folders & Tyvek or similar envelopes Syringes, needles & knives
Pots or pans Light bulbs, mirrors & window glass
Clothing hangers Antifreeze & motor oil containers
Yard waste & household rubbish Household cleaner & pesticide containers
Polystyrene or Styrofoam Foam egg cartons & foam packaging

Town Recycling Center

Permitted recyclable items may also be brought to the Town's Recycling Center located at the Transfer Station on Clark Road and placed in the designated Single Stream Recycling (SSR) containers

Curbside Pickup Schedule for 2013

If you live north of Route 109, your items should be put out on Sunday evenings, for pick ups on the following Mondays, beginning with Monday January 9th.

Printable calendar:
See Curbside Pickup Calendar (North)
If you have trouble printing that on one page,
try Curbside Pickup Calendar (North) ().

Days in green are recycling pickup days; red indicates a holiday that shifts pickup to Tuesday.

The small section of Bee Brook Road between Blackville Road and the Depot, which is considered as Routes 109 and 47, will be picked up on this schedule.

Roads Considered North of Route 109:

  • Annajay Lane
  • Ash Swamp Road
  • Baldwin Hill Road
  • Bee Brook Road
  • Buffum Road
  • Calhoun Street
  • Christian Street
  • Church Street
  • Couch Road
  • Dodge Farm Road
  • East Shore Road (Rt.45)
  • Findlay Road
  • Flirtation Avenue
  • Foulois Road
  • Garland Road
  • Golf Links Road
  • Gunn Hill Road
  • Hifield Drive
  • Hinckley Road
  • Hinkle Road
  • Ives Road
  • June Road
  • Juniper Meadow Road
  • Kielwasser Road
  • Kinney Hill Road
  • Litchfield Turnpike (Rt.202)
  • Loomarwick Road
  • Main Street - New Preston
  • Mount Tom Road
  • Mountain Road
  • Mygatt Road
  • New Milford Turnpike (Rt.202)
  • New Preston Hill Road
  • North Sawyer Hill Road
  • Pleasant Drive
  • Popple Swamp Road
  • Quarry Ridge Road
  • Rabbit Hill Road
  • Revere Road
  • Romford Road
  • Sabbaday Lane (No.of Rt.109)
  • Sandstrom Road
  • Schwab Road
  • Scofield Hill Road
  • Senff Road
  • Shearer Road
  • Slaughterhouse Road
  • Sunny Ridge Road (No.of Rt.109)
  • Sunset Lane
  • Tinker Hill Road
  • Top Pasture Road
  • Turner Road
  • Upper Church Hill Road
  • Valley Road
  • Walker Brook Road (No.of Rt.109)
  • Warren Road (Rt.341)
  • West Morris Road
  • West Shore Road
  • Wheaton Road
  • Whittlesey Road
  • Wilbur Road
If you live south of Route 109, your items should be put out on Sunday evenings, for pick ups on the following Mondays, beginning with Monday January 7th.

Printable calendar:
See Curbside Pickup Calendar (South)
If you have trouble printing that on one page,
try Curbside Pickup Calendar (South) ().

Days in green are recycling pickup days; red indicates a holiday that shifts pickup to Tuesday.

If you live on Route 109, you will follow the same dates as living south of 109.

Roads Considered South of Route 109:

  • Barnes Road
  • Bell Hill Road
  • Blackville Road
  • Calhoun Hill Road
  • Carmel Hill Road
  • Carmel Hill Road No.
  • Church Hill Road
  • Clark Road
  • Cook Street
  • Curtis Road
  • Dark Entry Road
  • East Street
  • Fenn Hill Road
  • Ferry Bridge Road
  • Frisbie Road
  • Golf Course Road
  • Green Hill Road (Rt.47)
  • Horse Heaven Road
  • Judea Cemetery Road
  • Kirby & Old Kirby Roads
  • Lower Church Hill Road
  • Mallory Brook Road
  • Moody Bridge Road
  • Nettleton Hollow Road
  • Nichols Hill Road
  • Old Litchfield Road
  • Old North Road
  • Orchard Lane
  • Painter Ridge Road
  • Parsonage Lane
  • Plumb Hill Road
  • Potash Hill Road
  • River Road
  • Rossiter Road
  • Roxbury Road
  • Sabbaday Lane (So.of Rt.109)
  • School Street
  • Shinar Mountain Road
  • South Fenn Hill Road
  • South Street
  • Steeples Road
  • Steeples Road So.
  • Sunny Ridge Road (So.of Rt.109)
  • Sunrise Lane
  • Titus Road
  • Tompkins Hill Road
  • Two Rod Highway
  • Walker Brook Road (So.of Rt.109)
  • West Church Hill Road
  • West Mountain Road
  • Winston Drive
  • Woodbury Road (Rt.47)
  • Worcester Road
  • Wykeham Road

Web page last updated: May 10, 2013