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Curbside Recycling


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 those clean recyclables. The items that are unacceptable include:

  • NO Regular trash. The blue carts are for recyclables only.
  • NO leaves, NO grass, NO tree limbs (Bulky Waste & Recycling Center)
  • NO building materials, NO sheet rock, NO lumber (Call for private pickup)

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 per ton to burn trash, Hartford will pay $0 to recycle all the items you put in your blue recycling cart!

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Department of Public Works Contact

Department of Public Works
50 Jennings Rd
Hartford, CT 06120
Office: (860) 757-9900
Fax: (860) 722-6215

Office Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM