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Recycling for Wallingford Residents

Mandated Recycling Items For Wallingford Residents

Glass and metal food and beverage containers    (Rinsed Clean)

  • Clear, brown and green glass ONLY
  • NO BROKEN GLASS of any kind
  • Aluminum, steel and tin cans
  • Aluminum foil (Clean) and aluminum containers (such as pie plates)

Plastics  #1 AND #2 ONLY   (Rinsed Clean)

  • Look for the number in the triangular logo located on the bottom of the container

Newsprint, magazines, catalogs,  junk mail, office paper & boxboard**

  • Newspapers include all inserts delivered with paper
  • No plastic or foil coatings

Corrugated cardboard**

  • Double layer cardboard with corrugation between layers
  • Must be FLATTENED and no larger than 3’ by 5’ 

** For Curbside Collection, please contact your hauler for specific sorting/bundling procedures.


How to Recycle Other Mandated Items

Lead - Acid Battery (Vehicle)

  • Return to the dealer when you buy a new one.

Leaves and brush

  • Use Town collection in spring (brush) and fall (leaves only)   OR  Deliver to Compost Center
    @ 157 John St.   OR  Make arrangements with your landscaper   OR  Compost at home

Rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries

Scrap metals and major appliances (including microwaves).  There is a charge for Freon-containing items.

  • Resident Disposal Center @ 25 Pent Road  OR  Make arrangements with your hauler

Used motor oil only - TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE (We are sorry for any inconvenience)

  • Resident Disposal Center @ 25 Pent Road  OR   Hazwaste Central @ 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven; open Saturdays (Mid-May through October), 9 am to Noon

Computers, Monitors, Printers, Electronics and TVs

  • Resident Disposal Center @ 25 Pent Road

Recycling Other Items

How and Where

  • Books, DVDs, CDs, and audiotapes in GOOD  condition
  • Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main Street.  Call
    203-265-6754 for information on items accepted/not accepted.
  • For more information, go to www.discoverbooks.com
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
  •  Take used bulbs to Home Depot, Lowe's or Wal-Mart.
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Grass Clippings
  • Not accepted at any Town facility
  • Mulch onto your lawn   OR   compost at home  
    OR Make arrangements with your landscaper.
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • HazWaste Central @ Regional Water Authority,
    90 Sargent Drive, New Haven - 203-401-2712
    Open Saturdays, 9-12 noon, mid-May-October 
  • Metal Coat Hangers/Plastic Film
  • Return to dry-cleaning stores
  • Phone Books
  • Plastic Food Containers #3-7
  • Resident Disposal Center @ 25 Pent Road
  • Plastic Film, e.g. grocery bags
  • Shop Rite (also, check other local stores)
    What is plastic film?  Learn more about how you can help.
  • 20 lb. Tanks (from grills)
  • Go where refilled for exchange or disposal.  Check Home Depot, Lowe's, Wal-Mart or Gas Works (Yalesville)
  • Tires

The Wallingford Recycling Program Does NOT Accept:

  • Antifreeze bottles
  • Auto glass
  • Ceramic plates or cups
  • Clay pots
  • Crystal
  • Drinking glasses
  • Gas Cans/Tanks
  • Leaded glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Mason jars
  • Mirrors
  • Motor oil bottles
  • Notebooks
  • Oil filters
  • Ovenware
  • Paint cans
  • Porcelain
  • Propane tanks
  • Pyrex
  • Spray cans
  • Styrofoam
  • Syringes/needles
  • Tile
  • Waxed corrugated
  • Window glass

 Important!  Please do NOT try to recycle improper or contaminated items.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday     8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   
Saturday     7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    

Center Closed  (if Holiday listed below falls on scheduled day of operation)
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

The Center is operated by HQ Dumpsters & Recycling under a contract with the Town.
For more information, call the Town at 203-294-2060, the Resident Disposal Center at 203-678-1877
or HQ Dumpsters & Recycling at 860-422-5678.