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Bureau of Refuse

Collects and disposes of municipal and solid waste, recyclables, residential bulky waste and yard waste; operates a waste transfer station and maintains a closed landfill; assists with citywide blight and litter program within city rights-of-way; manages private contract bulky waste haulers.

The Bureau of Refuse continues to provide curbside collection of all types of municipal solid waste and recycling materials for the citizens of Waterbury and all municipal buildings. Over the years, it has strengthened ties with neighborhood associations and city residents by educating them about recycling and how to comply with solid waste practices. Residents are encouraged to keep in-touch with Waterbury outreach efforts on recycling and environmental protection via Waterbury Recycling’s social media postings on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off events are held Spring, Summer and Fall each year by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

Residents may recycle their electronics with annual drop-off event held each Autumn or by dropping-off to the Mark Lane Facility or Take 2, Inc year-round



Trash Bins

Cost: $55.00
*payable by cash, or credit card over the phone
Order: (203) 756-7365
*can also be purchased at the Mark Lane facility 


Enhanced Program

Waterbury's enhanced recycling program has DOUBLED the recycling rate! Since the delivery of the new green recycling carts and the launch of Waterbury’s enhanced recycling program in the Autumn of 2017, Waterbury residents have more than doubled their recycling! This has reduced the amount of trash the City must send for disposal, saving the City money and reducing pollution. CONGRATULATIONS, WATERBURY!

This is your new recycling carts


Recycling Center

The City’s Mark Lane Transfer Facility schedule changes by time of year. From March 1st through November 30th the Facility is open Tuesday through Saturday, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm. From December 1st through the end of February the Facility is open Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm. Any vehicle delivering material must be on the scale by 2:30 pm. Information about household waste, collection schedules and more can be found:

Mark Lane Transfer Facility


Refuse Collection Schedule:

Waterbury Recycling and Trash By the Numbers


Need help on what can be recycled?

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