Recycling

2018 Recycling Guide
 2018 Recycling Calendar

Curbside Recycling


Ellington uses single-stream recycling collection carts. The recycling collection carts will make it easier to recycle more material. Residents can place all of their paper and mixed containers into the large blue cart. Place the cart within 2 feet of the road and 3 to 4 feet from obstructions. Recycling will be collected every other week.


Acceptable Recycle Items  (for more information, visit the State of CT website at http://www.recyclect.com/

Paper
  • Cardboard & boxboard
  • Food & beverage cartons
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazine & newspaper inserts
  • Newsprint
  • Office Paper
  • Pizza boxes
Glass
  • Beverage bottles & jars
  • Food bottles & jars
Metal
  • 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)

Materials Not Accepted

Paper
  • Gift wrap & gift bags
  • Ice cream containers
  • Paper cups (hot & cold)
  • Shredded paper
  • Take-out food containers
  • Tissue paper
Glass
  • Ceramic mugs & plates
  • Drinking glasses
Metal
  • Aerosol containers (deodorizers, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
  • Foil tops from yogurt containers
  • Paint cans
  • Pots & pans
  • Small pieces of scrap metal
  • Spiral wound containers
Plastic
  • Loose bottle caps
  • Plastic bags & wrap
  • Plastic plates, bowls & utensils
  • Prescription bottles
  • Singe-use coffee containers
  • Styrofoam cups, containers & packing peanuts
  • Water filters