Hamden Bulk Trash Pick Up

Bulk Trash Pickup

Begins April 1st, 2017

HAMDEN – The semi-annual bulk trash pick-up program for Hamden will be in effect

April 1st. Hamden residents may put bulk trash curbside in front of their homes anytime

between April 1st and April 30th. Acceptable items will be picked up by Hamden’s trash

hauler throughout the entire month of April. No phone calls or appointments are

necessary. Residents are urged to have bulk at the curb by or before their last regular

refuse pick-up day for the month of April. The program will run again in October. Please

remember to place bulk trash away from Town-issued trash and recycling carts and do

not place any regular refuse with the bulk trash.

Acceptable items (150 pounds or less) are: 1) mattresses; 2) furniture; 3) rugs (must be

rolled up and tied like a log; no longer than four feet in length); 4) household appliances

(washers, dryers, air conditioners, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, toasters, lamps,

microwaves); Note: State Law requires the removal of air-tight doors on refrigerators and

other appliances; 5) light and heavy iron goods; 6) metal items (place at one end of the

pile for separate scrap metal pick-up).

Unacceptable items are:

  • hazardous waste including oil-based paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, household

cleaners, anti-freeze, aerosols, batteries, gasoline, motor oil (contact HazWaste

Central at 203-401-2712);

  • remodeling, construction and demolition debris from any structure or part thereof,

(homeowner must rent a dumpster)

  • plumbing fixtures, sinks and pipes; a single unit or fixture may be accepted at the

Hamden Transfer Station;

  • tires (a limit of 4 tires per year may be brought to the Hamden Transfer Station, address


  • vehicle parts, lawnmowers and other gas-powered equipment (remove all fluids from

engines, dispose of fluids at HazWaste Central and dispose of equipment at a

junkyard or metal recycling facility, for more details please contact Haley Starvaggi

at 203-287-7021 or via email at: hstarvaggi@hamden.com );

  • branches, grass, leaves, tree stumps, rocks, sand, and dirt (contact Public Works at (203)

287-2600 for specific guidelines);

  • propane tanks (accepted at Eastern Fuel in Hamden or Agway in North Haven – $6.00


  • computers, televisions and other electronics (bring to Hamden Transfer Station for

recycling – be sure to remove the hard drive on your computers first);

  • pool covers (accepted at the Hamden Transfer Station).

The Hamden Transfer Station is located at 231 Wintergreen Avenue (hours are M-F from

7:30am-3pm, 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 8am-11:45am) and the phone # is: 203-387-