Solid Waste & Recycling
The Town’s Transfer Station, recycling center, and leaf compost site accepts almost all materials generated in Branford for disposal or recycling, except for large quantities of construction/demolition materials; stumps, large trees or grass clippings; or hazardous or biomedical wastes.
The Town provides weekly collection of household trash, recyclables and cardboard for single-family homes through a private hauler, leaf collection in spring and fall, and free access to our permanent regional household hazardous waste center in New Haven 22 Saturdays a year. Rebates toward garbage and recycling collection costs are provided for condominium associations.
Yard Waste Collection
The spring collection of leaves has ended. Leaves must either be composted on your own property or brought to the Transfer Station directly.
Yard waste other than grass clippings or leaves can be put out with your garbage: Use plastic bags, place loose in a barrel, or tie into 3-foot bundles with string. Limit 3 per collection.
To avoid confusion never place your yard waste in paper lawn and leaf bags. These are for leaves only and may result in your yard waste being left behind by the haulers.
Resident Sticker Renewal
Resident Stickers expired on March 31, 2014.
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Per our longstanding rule, the Town’s refuse hauler does not collect trash from oversized or overweight containers. Acceptable containers must be 50 gallons or less in size, weigh less than 50 pounds and have handles. Any trash in non-conforming containers will not be collected. An orange sticker will be placed on your trash container indicating if it is non-compliant and needs to be replaced; please be on the lookout for any such sticker. Your cooperation and understanding is greatly appreciated to ensure that your materials are collected.
Before you call…
Is there a sticker on it?
The hauler should put on orange sticker on trash or green sticker on recycling if it was left behind for a reason.
Is it too heavy?
We don’t accept cans over 50 pounds or over 50 gallons containers.
An orange sticker will be placed on your container if it is non-compliant. Please replace your container.
Was your recycling left behind?
Please see the recycling flyer
In July 2013, a new Connecticut law requiring the recycling of postconsumer architectural paint went into effect. Under the new program, the paint industry has set up drop-off sites throughout the state where consumers can take their unwanted paint. At this time the Transfer Station does not accept paint. Unwanted paint can be brought to HazWaste Central at 90 Sargent Drive in New Haven, or to one the drop off locations listed on the paintcare.org website or call (855) 724-6809.
Friendly reminder: HazWaste Central re-opens May 17th
Local paint dropoff sites include:
2 Liesl Lane, Branford
Rings End Lumber
25 East Industrial Road
Goody’s Paint & Hardware
540 Main Street
Country Paint & Hardware
2410 Foxon Road
Weekly Curbside Cardboard Collection Added
We now collect corrugated cardboard with your weekly recycling collection. Residents no longer need to store their cardboard for the discontinued monthly large cardboard day. We ask that the cardboard be flattened, cut into small pieces and bundled. A good rule of thumb is that the pieces be small enough that they would be able to fit into your blue recycling bins.
As always, unlimited amounts of cardboard that do not need to be broken down are accepted at the Transfer Station.
Due to the increased amount of recyclables now accepted with your weekly curbside collection, secondary recycling bins are available at the Transfer Station.
Solid Waste & Recycling Department
Hours of Operation:
Transfer Station: 7:15 am to 1:30 pm M-F
& 7:15 am to 2:30 pm Saturday
Office Hours: 7:15 am to 3:00 pm M-F
Phone staffed: 6:45 am to 3:15 M-F
Phone: 203 315-0622
Fax: 203 488-6125
Blue Recycling Bins
Our new recycling bins are in stock and available for pickup at the Transfer Station! Secondary bins are available for those residents who produce large quantities of recyclables.
Mission Statement of the Department of Solid Waste & Recycling
To promote the implementation of the solid waste hierarchy of waste reduction, reuse, recycling including composting, then waste-to-energy, and responsible landfilling; to promote the conservation of natural resources in a sustainable and cost-effective manner, especially but not exclusively as it relates to solid waste and recycling and to Branford, Connecticut; and to educate the citizens of Branford and provide residents, businesses, and Town departments with choices for safe, convenient, reliable, professional, courteous, and efficient means to dispose of solid waste and recyclable materials in compliance with all applicable regulations