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[ARCHIVED] Call-In Bulky Waste Collection Pilot Program Begins January 2018

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Call-In Bulky Waste Collection

Pilot Program Begins January 2018


Beginning January 2018, Residents of the 4th Taxing District must call Customer Service to request a bulky waste collection. This pilot program is available to residents that receive City Garbage collection.

During this Pilot Program, the 4th Taxing District has been divided into four (4) sections and will be assigned one bulky waste pick up a month. The collection day will be on a Wednesday.

The map is on the City’s website:

For Example, in January 2018 the following is the schedule for Bulky Collection:

  • 1st Wednesday (Dark Green): Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • 2nd Wednesday (Light Green): Wednesday, January 10, 2018            
  • 3rd Wednesday (Yellow):                     Wednesday, January 17, 2018            
  • 4th Wednesday (Red):              Wednesday, January 24, 2018

If there is a 5th Wednesday in a month – there will be no Collection scheduled.

If Bulky Collection is cancelled due to inclement weather, the collection will be postponed until the following month.

Residents MUST CALL Customer Service at (203) 854-3200 ext. 4 before 3:00 pm on the Monday before their scheduled pickup day, to request collection of bulky items.  The items they are placing at the curb must be specified.

Acceptable Items are: Bulky Items including Furniture (couches, chairs, bookcases, etc.); Mattresses and Box Springs; Rolled Rugs or Carpets (less than 4 feet long, please); Lumber (cut into pieces no more than 4 feet); Metal Items and Appliances (desks, bookcases, washing machines, dryers, etc. but they CANNOT contain Freon); and Large Plastic Items (children’s toys, outdoor furniture, etc.).

Unacceptable Items are: Household Hazardous Waste; Liquid Waste (including paint); Tires; Electronics; Freon Appliances (air conditioners, refrigerators, etc.); Propane Tanks; Vehicles & Motor Parts or anything with a title of ownership (motorcycle, trailer, etc.); Construction & Remodeling Debris (concrete, sheetrock, masonry, toilets, sinks, pipes, shingles, tiles, furnaces, etc.); Yard Waste; Single-Stream Recycling; and Clothing & Textiles.

A complete list of General Information & Guidelines can be found on the City’s website:

For more information on the Call-In Bulk Waste Collection Program, and to schedule a collection please call the Customer Service Center at (203) 854-3200 ext. 4 or visit

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