TOWN OF SOUTHBURY, CT
TRANSFER STATION AND RECYCLING CENTER GUIDELINES
KETTLETOWN ROAD (203) 262-0662

HOURS OF OPERATION
TUESDAY - SATURDAY 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
CLOSED SUNDAYS, MONDAYS AND HOLIDAYS

Permit sticker to be applied to resident’s private vehicle passenger side windshield is issued at
the Transfer Station Tuesday - Saturday 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M., free of charge.

  A current car registration or other valid proof of residency is required to obtain the permit. 

 

RECYCLING

There is a specified area for the mandated recycling of newspapers, magazines, cardboard, glass bottles, metal and aluminum cans, plastic containers (#1 thru #7), drink cartons, and junk mail.  These items should not be mixed in with your household garbage.

SINGLE STREAM ITEMS

CARDBOARD

Includes:

Corrugated cardboard shipping cartons, cereal boxes, gift boxes. 

Preparation:

Flatten; stack and tie in large quantities.  Cut into 2' x 2' pieces if picked up curbside.

NO:

Waxed cardboard, pizza boxes, soiled food containers.

NEWSPAPER

Includes:

Newspapers, brown paper bags.

Preparation:

Tie in bundles, place in brown paper bags, or deliver loose.  For curbside pick-up must be tied or placed in brown paper bags.

NO:

Shiny paper, hardcover books.

PLASTIC

Includes:

#1 thru #7 plastics – 1 gallon and under with a neck.  Examples:  ketchup bottles, peanut butter jars, milk jugs, detergent, bleach & shampoo bottles, etc.

Preparation:

Don’t crush, check for number code; remove and discard caps, rinse clean; labels and neck rings okay.  Co-mingle with glass, metal and drink cartons.  Put out at curbside or deliver to Transfer Station.

NO:

Styrofoam, food wrap, toys, any non-bottle item such as TV trays, bags, etc., bottles from hazardous material (i.e. waste oil, anti-freeze).

DRINK CARTONS

Includes:

Gable-shaped, plastic coated paper containers (milk-type) up to one gallon in size and the small single serving juice boxes.

Preparation:

Don’t crush.  Rinse clean and remove straws, co-mingle with plastics, glass and metal.  Put out at curbside or deliver to Transfer Station.

METAL CANS

Includes:

Tin and aluminum cans (food and beverage) and food wraps such as pie plates and aluminum foil.

Preparation:

Don’t crush.  Rinse clean.  Co-mingle with curbside or deliver to Transfer Station.

NO:

Scrap metal; toasters, pots, pans, hangers, aerosols.

GLASS

Includes:

Clear, brown and green food and beverage containers.

Preparation:

Discard lids.  Rinse clean.  Labels and neck rings okay.  Co-mingle with plastic, drink containers, and metal cans.  Put out at curbside or deliver to Transfer Station.

NO:

Drinking glass, light bulbs, ceramics, window glass, mirror glass.

JUNK MAIL

Includes:

Catalogs, magazines, envelopes, advertising mail, office paper, sweepstakes forms, school paper, construction paper, newspaper color inserts, non-metallic wrapping paper, real estate books, textbooks without hard covers, soft cover workbooks, fax paper, NCR paper, file folders, phone books.

Preparation:

Deliver in loose form to the Transfer Station (no bags, boxes or strings). Co-mingle with curbside

NO:

Plastic bags, carbon paper, blue prints, chipboard boxes, any non-paper item (paper clips, spiral binders, etc.).

PHONE BOOKS 

Includes:

Local AT&T telephone books (co-mingled).

Preparation:

Deliver to the Transfer Station. 

 NO:

Hardcover books.

NON-SINGLE STREAM ITEMS

SCRAP METAL

Includes:

Light scrap metal, white goods, aluminum, copper, brass, tools, water tanks, pipes, aluminum siding, copper wire, faucets, propane tanks.

Preparation:

Check with the Transfer Station attendants (262-0662) for specific items.  Must be delivered to the Transfer Station.  A disposal fee will be charged.

NO:

Oil based paint cans, fuel oil, gasoline tanks.

ANTI-FREEZE

Includes:

Used anti-freeze.

Preparation:

Deliver to Transfer Station

NO:

Gasoline, automatic transmission fluid, fuel oil, hydraulic oil, parts cleaner, or solvents

WASTE OIL

Includes:

Used crankcase oil.

Preparation:

Deliver to the Transfer Station.

NO:

Gasoline, automatic transmission fluid, fuel oil, hydraulic oil, parts cleaner, solvents, anti-freeze.

BATTERIES

Includes:

Car, truck, boat, tractor, motorcycle and household batteries.

Preparation:

Deliver to Transfer Station.

NO:

Hearing Aid or Watch batteries.

NICKEL-CADMIUM (NI-CAD) BATTERIES

Includes:

Cordless phones, video cameras, hand-held vacuums, laptop computers, cordless power tools, hearing aid batteries.

Preparation:

Return to Radio Shack, Bullet Hill Supply or the Car Phone Store.

LEAVES

Includes:

Foliage from trees.

Preparation:

Deliver to Transfer Station for inclusion in the Municipal Composting Program or compost in your back yard.  Must be debagged once at the Transfer Station.

NO:

Grass clippings, brush, or branches.

PACKING PEANUTS

Includes:

Foam peanuts used for packing.

Preparation:

Deliver to Business Shipping of Southbury, Union Square, in cardboard boxes or tied plastic bags.

BOOKS*

Includes:

Good quality books in readable condition.

Preparation:

Deliver to the Transfer Station in bags or small boxes.

NO:

Torn, tattered, or otherwise unreadable books.

CLOTHING*

Includes:

Clean, usable clothing and shoes.

Preparation:

Deliver to the Transfer Station in bags or small boxes.

NO:

Toys, furniture or other non-clothing items.  These items may be donated by calling charitable organizations.

PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS

Includes:

Plastic bags from grocery and other stores.

Preparation:

Deliver to Shaw's, Stop & Shop, or Southbury Food Center. 

* These items are subject to change.

In Southbury, you have the option of hiring a local hauler to pick-up your recyclables curbside or bringing your material to the Transfer Station on Kettletown Road.

Besides recycling, here are some other things you can do to help our environment...
*Use products with a high recycled content, even if they cost a little more*
*Reduce the volume of packaging you buy, reuse what you can, and recycle the rest*
*When purchasing just one or two items, tell the clerk you don't need a bag*
*Use your own reusable canvas bag at the grocery store*
*Buy quality products and keep them for a lifetime*

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