Hartford provides all 1-6 family properties blue recycling carts for free! The carts are to be set out by residents on their regular trash day alongside the trash cart.
As required by law, the gray cart is for trash and the blue cart is for acceptable recycling items that are listed under Acceptable Recyclables section of this webpage. The blue cart should not be used for anything but clean recyclables. The items that are unacceptable include:
The NO items listed above can be disposed of in other proper ways by checking the Public Works website or calling 311 for additional information.
The blue recycling cart, when used for clean recyclables, means you will have less regular trash in the gray cart. You will not have an overflow of trash if you pick out recyclables and place them in your blue cart.
When you use your blue recycling cart, you also help the City save tax dollars! Instead of paying $69 per ton to burn trash, Hartford will pay $0 to recycle all the items you put in your blue recycling cart!