Middletown Recycling Center

Recycling Center Trailer

Recyclables and Bulk Waste can be brought to the Middletown Recycling Center located on the corner of Johnson Street and North Main Street. The City does not accept regular household trash at the Recycling Center.  Residents and businesses must have trash collected at their curb.    

Only Middletown tax payers can use the Recycling Center.   

Hours and charges can be found here.  

Never been to the Recycling Center?  Watch this virtual tour  to see how it works. 

Only waste generated in Middletown is allowed at the Recycling Center. Starting July 1, 2023 residents must obtain a sticker to use the recycling center. Stickers can be obtained at the Department of Public Works in City Hall (Room 210), Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by filling out this on line form and the sticker will be mailed to you.  

You can download and print the form and bring it or mail it to: Middletown Public Works, 245 Dekoven Drive, Room 210, Middletown CT  06457.  Be sure to include a copy of your vehicle registration or proof of residency.  

You must show your vehicle registration to obtain a recycling center sticker.  

Neighborhood residents are welcome to walk into the recycling center to visit the swap shack or bring in free items.   Any item that is chargeable must be brought in in a vehicle.  

Full details on recent policy changes at the recycling center are available here

Official Notice of Recycling Center Changes  - posted March 24, 2023 

Starting July 1, 2023 any business that transports any type of waste material must register with the City and if they want to use the Recycling Center, they must obtain a license to use the Recycling Center.   Full details for waste transporters is available here.  


The Middletown Recycling Center does not accept materials such as asphalt, concrete or clean fill. This material is accepted at:  Butler Construction, Portland CT, 860-342-3880.  

Starting April 1, 2023, the Middletown Recycling Center will only accept two tons of materials per load from Middletown properties. Loads larger than two tons can be brought to a private facility such as:                         

 CWPM - 860-828-1162
 415 Christian Lane, Berlin  

CCRR - HQ Dumpsters - 860-426-8585
 65 Triano Dr, Southington, CT 06489

Check for hours and pricing.  Please note these facilities are only offered for informational purposes and the City does not offer any recommendations of private facilities.