Bulk Waste Collection and Disposal

Bulk Waste will be collected curbside for a charge of $75 per pick up. Payments must be made prior to collection at the Department of Public Works in City Hall or by mailing a check to Department of Public Works. Acceptable items include:

Debris from large renovation projects is not acceptable. $75 covers one large dump truck of material.   

For more information view the Bulk Waste Charges (PDF) or call 860-638-4850 for more details. Items must be placed in their respective piles (all the metal together, all the wood together, etc.)

If you live in a large apartment or condo complex, you should contact your management company about a bulk pick up. The City does not collect individually from units in large complexes.

Bulk Waste materials can also be brought directly to the Recycling Center (PDF) for a per ton charge. Materials are weighed on a scale and charged accordingly.  


Brush is not considered bulky waste and will be picked up free of charge. It must also be cut to 3 foot lengths and tied with string. Curbside Bulk Waste Collection and brush pick up is always suspended mid-October to late December.

Bulk waste and brush can always be brought to the Recycling Center. View information on the Recycling Center and Bulk Waste Charges (PDF).

Items Not Accepted

The following items are not acceptable in the bulk waste collection:

  • Books
  • Cardboard boxes, anything in bags
  • Electronics - televisions, computers, VCR, DVD, telephones, radios
  • Grass clippings
  • Hazardous waste
  • Household garbage
  • Paint
  • Plastics and plastic toys
  • Rugs

Any items containing bed bugs must be wrapped in plastic. Large plastic bags can be obtained from any furniture store, most department and hardware stores and online.