Regular Trash Collection

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We look forward to serving you! If you have any questions, please call the Solid Waste Division at 860-763-7560.

Collection Schedule
Curbside trash collection takes place once each week, Monday through Thursday. Recycling collection is biweekly. Review the trash collection schedule (PDF).

Trash Containers
Residents are required to use gray tipper barrel(s) to dispose of their weekly trash.

The town will not pick up trash unless it is in an approved gray tipper barrel(s). Any Trash Bags on the outside of the gray tipper barrel(s) will not be picked up except on the next collection day immediately following the observed holidays.

Residents must place tipper barrels at the curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of the scheduled collection. They should not be placed at curbside any sooner than two hours prior to sunset on the day preceding a scheduled collection. Empty containers should be removed from the curbside before 8 a.m. the day after collection.

To accommodate our new one arm automated trucks, Tippers should have a two foot space on each side for the automated truck arms to pick up the tipper barrel. Residents are reminded not to place their trash and recycling in areas that are obstructed by parked vehicles, telephone poles, street signs, etc. Tipper Barrels placed on top of snow banks present an extreme hazard for collectors.

Purchasing Tipper Barrels
Tipper barrels can be purchased at the Public Works Department, 40 Moody Road from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tipper barrels can also be ordered by mailing in an order form along with a check and will be delivered at no charge to the resident. Download the container order form (PDF).

Two tires without rims can be picked up on your trash day in your tipper barrel.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Live Christmas trees will be picked up in a separate collection each season. Trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments and stands. Trees placed out at the curb in plastic bags cannot be collected. This will take place on Fridays, January 8, January 15 and January 29.
Unacceptable Materials
  • Materials from excavation, construction or destruction of buildings such as earth, plaster, mortar, bricks, roofing materials, trees, or tree stumps over 6 inches in diameter.
  • Biological wastes, medical waste, and unprotected syringes.
  • Junkyard waste such as auto parts, tires with rims, oils and fuels.
  • Acids, poisons, drugs and explosives.
For details on how to dispose of ammunition, contact the Enfield Police Department.

Holidays for 2016
Trash collection will be delayed one day for each of the days following a holiday (i.e. if the holiday is on a Monday, each day during that week will be delayed one day; if the holiday is on a Wednesday, Monday and Tuesday will remain the same but Wednesday and Thursday will be delayed one day). Following is a list of the holidays:
  • New Years Day -  Friday, January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 18
  • Lincoln's Birthday - Friday, February 12
  • President's Day (Washington's Birthday) - Monday, February 15
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
  • Independence Day - Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 5
  • Columbus Day - Monday, October 10
  • Veteran's Day - Friday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 26