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Refuse & Recycling

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Trash and Recycle cans should be placed out the night before or by 6:00 a.m. the day of pick up.

A single, 95 gallon trash cart is distributed to all residence throughout Bolton once a certificate of occupancy has been obtained for the home. A smaller, 65 gallon trash cart can be requested and exchanged for any household looking to have a smaller cart instead.  Additional trash carts may be purchased through the Town Selectmen's Office in Town Hall. Each single family household is allowed one recycle cart only.

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Curbside PickUp

  • Put your dump cart out the night before your collection day or before 6 a.m. on the collection day
  • Separate you trash and recycling into their respective carts
  • DO NOT overload the dump cart
  • DO NOT dump hot ashes or flammable items in your cart
  • DO NOT dump grass clippings, brush or sand in your cart
  • DO NOT use your cart for paint or other hazardous liquids 


Automotive Batteries & Used Motor Oil
Please place the outside of the blue cart at least 2 feet away in plain site for pick up. DO NOT place in container.

Oversized Items & Metal Drop Off
These items MUST have a numbered sticker attached to it which can be purchased at the Selectmen's office for $15 each (non-refundable).  This would include such items as a couch, love seat, chairs, carpeting (maximum 4' sections), rolled tied, not to exceed 1 1/2 feet in diameter, and windows of wood frames (glass must be broken out and not to be more than 4 feet in any direction). Pick up will occur during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.

A Guide to Recycling (What’s In/What’s Out)

Connecticut now has a universal list  of  what  belongs in your recycling bin and  what doesn't. All items should be empty, rinsed, clean and open. Do not shred, box, bag or  bundle. To  learn more, go to RecycleCT.com


  • Cardboard & boxboard
  • Food & beverage cartons
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines & newspaper inserts
  • Newsprint
  • Office paper
  • Pizza boxes
  • Beverage bottles & jars
  • Food bottles &  jars
  • Aerosol containers (food-grade only)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cans & bottles
  • Foil containers
  • Metal lids from cans & bottles
  • Plastic bottles (with or without caps attached)
  • Plastic containers, tubs & lids
  • Plastic one-use cups (no lids, no straws)


  • Gift wrap & gift bags
  • Ice cream containers
  • Paper Cups (hot & cold)
  • Shredded paper
  • Take-out food containers Tissue paper
  • Ceramic mugs & plates Drinking glasses
  • Aerosol containers (deodorizers, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
  • Foil tops from yogurt containers
  • Paint cans
  • Pots & pans
  • Small pieces of scrap metal
  • Spiral wound containers
  • Loose bottle caps
  • Plastic bags & wrap
  • Plastic plates, bowls & utensils
  • Prescription  bottles
  • Single-use coffee containers
  • Styrofoam  cups, containers
  • & packaging peanuts Water filters
  • Padded Envelopes/Bubble Envelopes
Residential Recycling/Transfer Center (Tickets and Information)
The facility is only for use by Bolton residents and is for materials generated by residential activities. Waste generated from commercial, business or industry activities is not allowed.
A resident non-transferable ticket is required for access to the facility and may be purchased online at https://boltonct.viewpointcloud.com/. The ticket is $24.00, and depending on use, is valid for a maximum of 4 years. The size of the load determines usage. The attendant at the center will record the number of punches left on your ticket after each visit, one punch is equal to a $6.00 fee. When (4) punches have been recorded, the permit is considered to be expired.
SCRAP METAL - Steel, iron, aluminum and major appliances. *See Scrap Metal pick-up below
DEMOLITION – Construction, demolition and land clearing debris. Includes wood, brick, masonry, or other materials associated with small home improvement projects.
$6 for up to ¼ cubic yard of waste (about one car trunk load)
$12 for up to ¼ to ½ cubic yard of waste (about one compact pickup truck load)
$24 for ½ to 1 cubic yard of waste (about one full size pickup truck load)
$24 for one large appliance such as a washer or refrigerator
The attendant at the Recycling Center will record up to four punches for each ticket with one punch equaling a $6.00 of fee expended.
TIRES – Passenger and small truck tires on or off the rim. A total of eight tires per household per year. Fee is $6 for every two tires.
GRASS CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES – Must be free of twigs, branches and other foreign objects. May be disposed of loose or in biodegradable paper leaf bags (30 gallon). Fee is $6 for every five bags brought to the center on the same day. No fee amount will be deducted for under five bags brought on a given Saturday.
MATTRESSES WILL BE ACCEPTED – at no charge (must be clean, dry and NO BED BUGS)
WASTE OIL AND ANTIFREEZE WILL BE ACCEPTED at no charge – Must be transferred into a large holding container by the resident.
Bulky/Oversize Item Pickup
BULK ITEM PICKUP - $15.00 sticker can be purchased at Town Hall. Pick up is every other month (February through December) and only 1 item per household can be placed out every other month.
February 22nd
April 26th
June 28th
August 23rd
October 25th
December 27th
Scrap Metal Pickup
SCRAP METAL PICKUP is FREE and happens the first full week of May and October. Items should be placed at the end of your driveway for pickup that week.  *All doors must be removed.
May 3 - 7, 2021

October 4 - 8, 2021

2021 Home Refuse and Recycling Calendar
Recycling Collection Schedule by Street
2021 Residential Recycling Center/Transfer Station Schedule
2021 Bulky/Over-sized Item and Scrap Metal Pickup Schedule
2021 Mid-Neroc Hazardous Waste Disposal Schedule

How do I dispose of…

Bulky/Oversize Items Oversized Item Pick Up
Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Disposal
Needles/Syringes Household Needle/Syringe Disposal
Paint Paint Disposal
Scrap Metal Scrap Metal Pick Up
Textiles Textile Recycling

Residential Recycling/Transfer Center Schedule – 2021

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Additional Ticketing Instructions

The Residential Recycling Center, located next to the Public Works Facility off Notch Road, will reopen in April and stay open until November on the following Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 10 and 17
May 1 and 15
June 5 and 19
July 10 and 17
August 7 and 21
September 11 and 25
October 2 and 16
November 6 and 20