Harwinton and Litchfield County are experiencing a Drought Watch
On October 28th, Governor Malloy announced the state's first-ever Drought Watch, which is now in effect for the entire state except New London and Windham counties. By conserving water, residents can help conserve stressed water supplies. Voluntarily conserving water now helps to avoid the need for more extreme measures in the future. Facts sheets are available if you click here.
Effective July 1, 2016 the Tip fee will be $64/ton
Mattresses can be brought to the Town's Collections in May and October. They must be clean, dry, and free from bedbugs.
Residents are encouraged, as required by state law and local ordinance, to recycle as much as possible to take the weight out of the garbage, conserve natural resources, and keep town costs down.
What you may recycle at Curbside
What you maynot Recycle at Curbside
|Paper - Newspaper, Junk mail, magazines, cataloges, envelopes, school paper, office paper||Plastic Bags - Bring to grocery store|
|Cardboard & Boxes - Flattened to save space in the container||Broken Glass|
|Paperbags||Pizza Boxes - only the ones with food stuck on it. Clean boxes can be recycled|
|Phone Books||Ice Cream Boxes|
|Paper Egg Cartons - NO Styrofoam containers||Frozen Food Packages/boxes|
|Empty Glass Jars & Bottles - NO BROKEN GLASS. You do not have to remove the containers, you just have to rinse them out. Once rinsed, put covers back on them||Garbage|
|Aluminum Cans - Rinse cans, do not squash them||Polystyrene or Styrofoam Materials - e.g. tarps, cups, egg cartons, plastic sheathing|
|Aluminum Foil - clean only||Plastic Wrap|
|Steel & Metal Cans - This includes empty aerosol cans, rinsed when possible. No need to take labels off||Motor Oil or Fluid Containers|
|Plastic Containers 3 gallons or less - clean and labeled #1-#7 in the small triangle on the bottom of the container.||Fuel Containers|
|Hazardous Chemical Containers|
|Plastic Toys or sporting goods|
|Compact Discs, DVD's, VHS Tapes|
|Pots & Pans|
|Plastic or Metal Hangers|
|Plastic Containers larger than 3 gallons|
|Plastic Flower pots|
|Plastic Kiddie Pools|
|Mirrors, Windows, Plate or Pyrex Glass|
PLEASE NOTE: Effective immediately, the Town Garage can no longer accept ANY oil contaminated with gas or other fluids. PLEASE keep oil in a separate container. Gasoline, brake fluids, etc. are hazardous waste and must be recycled at an HHW collection site.Do NOT mix in the same container as oil. Contaminated oil now carries a hefty price to be cleaned for re-use. PLEASE keep it clean. Thank you
COLLECTION CANCELLATIONS (NON HAULER), DUE TO WEATHER, WILL BE BROADCAST ON WZBG (FM97.3) OR CALL FOR A RECORDED MESSAGE (860-485-9051 ext.129)
There is no “dump site” or municipally contracted trash removal in Harwinton. Each household pays a hauler of their choice to pick up trash and recyclables from curbside. (There are currently 4 permitted haulers in Harwinton. Call me for names). The hauler transports this waste to the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority’s (CRRA) transfer station in Torrington. It is then transported to its Hartford facility where the garbage is properly disposed and/or burned in their trash-to-energy facility (www.crra.org ).
The recyclables are sorted and processed for sale. Harwinton is charged a per-ton “tip fee” for garbage disposal, $62 for 2014-2015 fiscal year. Residents pay twice for trash removal: hauler services and “tip fee.” There is no fee charged for transporting and processing recyclables. These include: newspaper, catalogs, magazines, glossy paper, office paper, junk mail, brown paper bags, corrugated cardboard, glass and aluminum beverage containers, aluminum foil and foil containers, #1 – #7 plastic containers, milk and juice cartons, gray boxboard (for eg., cereal , pasta, tissue, and gift boxes). In addition, large plastic containers (tubs, pails, etc) and plastic toys are accepted. Remove non-plastic parts and the items must be made to fit inside the recycling can.
Rechargeable batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs (cfl’s) are collected at the Town Garage, along with oil, antifreeze, and vehicle batteries (First Sat. every month 9-11 AM except Oct.) Cfl’s may also be dropped off at the Town Clerk’s window during Town Hall hours. Bulky waste has been added to the scrap metal collection dates.
Recycling calendars are bulk mailed to all residents once a year, offering detailed information about town-sponsored collections and other information. All recycling events are posted on the main page calendar of this web site. Click on the underlined dates of each month.
Educational outreach is scheduled annually around Earth Day and America Recycles Day.
Recycling questions can be directed to 485-9051 (Tuesday 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, Thursday 8:30 AM-3:30PM ) or email email@example.com
Did you know: Aluminum is America's most recycled material? It is the most abundant metal on Earth
Terri Christenson - Recycling Coordinator
|Terri Christenson||Recycling Coordinator||860-485-2784|
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