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Townsend MA
Recycling / Trash / Transfer Station
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Raz Alexe, P.E.
Naomi Boccio
Kevin Wilbur
72 Little Pitch Road

Litchfield, CT 06759
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Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Recycling Center is located on Little Pitch Road.  It is open 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

These items are accepted free of charge:

Automotive Batteries
Car, boat and tractor lead/acid batteries (All batteries must have caps in place.)

Book Exchange
Books in good condition and appropriate material can be exchanged. Residents can drop off books, borrow books or keep used books.

Cell Phones
Any cell phone or cell phone accessory will be accepted.

Clothing and Textiles
Clean used clothing, handbags, shoes, blankets and curtains.

Newspaper, books, boxes, junk mail, white office paper cnd commingled containers
Plastics 1 through 7 up to 3 gallons in size
Newspapers with inserts, magazines, softcover books, catalogs, junk mail, white office paper, envelopes, magazines, shredded paper, hard covered books with covers removed, cereal boxes with bag removed, pasta boxes, shoe boxes, shirt boxes, paper egg cartons, glass containers or jars (no metal lids), metal cans, aluminum containers, aluminum foil, wax coated paper beverage containers (i.e. milk and juice), aerosol cans, clean corrugated cardboard, paper towel and toilet rolls and paper coffee trays.
(Clean and empty all containers. Labels may be left on. Do not crush or flatten the containers.)

Receptacles are available for eyeglasses which are donated.

Flourescent Lamps and Ballasts
All types of flourescent lamps and ballasts

Household Batteries
It is no longer necessary to separate dry cell batteries from your regular household waste.  Batteries that can be recycled are rechargable batteries or nickel cadmium batteries, alkaline batteries and button batteries (disc shaped batteries).  These can also be returnd to place of purchase.

Leaves and grass clippings can be dropped off and are processed into free compost available for residents to pick up each spring. (If transported in bags, the bags must be emptied.)

Mattresses/Box Springs - Used mattresses and box springs that are not severely damaged, twisted, wet, frozen or soiled and free of insects are accepted.   Please remove all bedding prior to disposal.

Motor Oil - Filters - Antifreeze
Used Motor Oil and Oil Filters, Used Antifreeze from Internal combustion engines
(Oil and Antifreeze should be labeled and stored in non-breakable [i.e. plastic] containers with tightly fitting screwed caps. Filters should also be placed in labeled and sealed containers.)

Scrap Metal
Any appliance (without freon), metal piping, stoves, washers, dryers, gas grills (with propane tank removed), lawn mowers (with gas tank removed), microwaves, steel bathtubs, fire extinguishers (depressurized and disassembled)

Printer Cartridges
Any laser or ink jet printer cartridges are accepted.

Swap Shop
Reduce, recycle, reuse, rethink, recreate.  However you do it, just do it.  Leave items in good condition and working order and perhaps pick up something useful while you are there.

All electronics can now be brought to the recycling center and disposed of free of charge.  Most anything you can plug in that is a househould item.

The following items are accepted for a fee:

Tickets for the following items are available at the Litchfield Town Clerk's office in the Litchfield Town Hall from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at a cost of $5 and $10 each.  Charges are subject to change without notice.  NO CASH will be accepted at the Recycling Center.  Checks and/or tickets only

Appliances With Freon
Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Freezers - $20

Small limbs and trees - up to 4" in diameter, clean wood (free of stain, paint or other contaminants), yard clippings and stumps
One Ton Dump Truck - $80  (With sideboards additional fees apply)
One Ton PickupTruck - $60  (With sideboards additional fees apply)
3/4 Ton Pickup or 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck - $40 (With sideboards additional fees apply)
Small Trailer or Passenger Vehicle - $20

Demolition Material
Scrap Wood, Sheetrock, Shingles, Insulation, Wood Pallets, etc. (Asphalt and shingles, sheetrock, stacked wood, etc. are subject to higher rates.)
One Ton Dump Truck - $80  (With sideboards additional fees apply)
One Ton PickupTruck - $60  (With sideboards additional fees apply)
3/4 Ton Pickup or 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck - $40 (With sideboards additional fees apply)
Small Trailer or Passenger Vehicle - $20

Non-Processible Items
Mattresses, Furniture, Rugs, Bathroom Fixtures, vacuums - $10 each item

Propane Tanks
20 lb. Tank or smaller - $5 each
Over 20 lb. Tank - $10 each

Passenger Car Tires, Bicycle Tires, Tractor Tires and Truck Tires
Passenger Car Tires (up to 16" - up to 5 tires) - $10
Small Truck Tires (16" to 19" - up to 2 tires) - $10
Small Truck Tire on Rim (16" to 19" - 1 tire) - $10
Large Truck Tire (20" to 24" - 1 tire) - $10
Large Truck Tire on Rim (20" to 24" - 1 tire) - $20
Off Road/Construction Tires - $60

Household Hazardous Waste Day
A household hazardous waste day is conducted twice a year for area residents to dispose of such items as oven cleaners, drain cleaners, lighter fluid, medicines, chlorine bleach, oil based paints, thinner, swimming pool chemicals, flammable liquids, propane tanks, mercury thermometers, insecticides, pesticides, and fertilizers.  Residents are required to register at the first selectman's office at the Litchfield Town Hall. (860-567-7550)

Medical waste should NOT be flushed down the toilet, but charcoal, flour, table salt or pungent spices should be added to liquids to discourage consumption and a small amount of water placed in the container to slightly dissolve any pills or capsules. A magic marker should be used to cross out the patient's name and information and/or duct tape wrapped around it. Ask local pharmacies if they dispose of unwanted prescription or OTC drugs, many do!  Also, check the DEEP website for disposal information.

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