The Bureau of Refuse continues to provide curbside collections of all types of solid waste and recycling materials for the citizens of Waterbury and all municipal buildings.  Over the years, it has strengthen ties with neighborhood associations and city residents by educating them about recycling and how to comply with solid waste practices. 

Effective November 30th, the Mark Lane Transfer Facility returns to a winter schedule. The facility will be open Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and closed on Saturday and Sunday. All vehicles must be on the scale by 2:30 p.m.


2016 Refuse Collection Schedule

2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days

Free Electronics Recycling For City of Waterbury Residents

Mark Lane Transfer Facility


Recycling Bins: Free.  Call 203-574-6857

Trash Bins: $55 charge.  Call 203-756-7365

(payable by cash, or credit card over the phone;
can be purchased at the Mark Lane facility)


Pick-up Guidelines

Residential Trash: to be placed on curbside evening before collection day (no more than 24 hours prior to collection; no later than 5:00 a.m. day of collection).

Recyclables: to be placed in orange bin and placed on curb evening before collection.  Collectable items include paper (newsprint, magazines); cardboard (corrugated only, flattened, cut and tied, 2 ft. x 2 ft.; glass bottles (clear, green and brown, rinsed out); plastics (#1 thru #7; must have labels); aseptic cartons (milk and juice paperboard cartons, must be rinsed out, no straws).

Yard Waste: grass clippings and leaves, must be in bio-degradable paper bags only; brush must be cut and tied, no more than 4 inches in diameter, no longer than 4 feet long. 

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Contact Information

Supervisor of Refuse
Bart Startup
500 Captain Neville Drive 
Waterbury, CT 06705
Phone: (203) 574-6857 
Fax: (203) 346-3548

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.