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It is illegal to dispose of grass clippings in the trash, or at the Transfer Station. The easiest and best option is to leave grass clippings on the lawn where they will decompose and act as a natural fertilizer. A mulching lawnmower, or a mulching blade on your lawnmower, will chop up the grass.
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The Transfer Station on Wintergreen Avenue is open Monday-Friday: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m. The Transfer Station will be closed in observation of the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
Inclement weather may cause temporary closing. Call the Transfer Station at 203-387-2435.
Accepted items include:
You may wish to remove the hard drive from computers prior to disposal. A limited amount of remodeling or construction waste is permitted. On-site staff determines acceptable quantities. The Transfer Station has the right to refuse entrance or usage of Transfer Station. Please inquire first, before taking items to Transfer Station. Call 203-387-2435 for further information.
A single appliance or plumbing fixture will be accepted. For larger quantities, the homeowner must rent a dumpster.
Materials not accepted at the Transfer Station include:
Visit HazWaste Central for further information on disposal of household hazardous waste. Or call HazWaste Central at 203-401-2712.
Effective July 1, 2006, the Town of Hamden revised its bulk trash pick-up policy. Residents are allowed to put out bulk trash during the months of April and October. The bulk trash policy was modified in an attempt to improved services to Town residents resulting in, if followed properly, a cleaner appearance for our Town. Please see the Bulk Trash Pick-up Policy for complete information.
Leaf Pick up is done twice a year in late April/early May and November. Leaves need to be bagged in brown paper bags and left at the curb.
Holidays affecting pick-up include:
Collection for the holiday and the remainder of the week are delayed by one day if these holidays fall on a weekday. If the holiday falls on a weekend, trash and recycling collection schedules remain unchanged.