Hartford’s (pop. 124,893) Department of Public Works launched a single-stream pilot program to make recycling simpler for residents of single-family houses and small apartment buildings (up to six residences), and simple it is. Drop everything in the blue cart at the curbside and off it goes on collection day.
Including juice boxes, milk cartons, newspapers, corrugated cardboard (flattened and uncoated), magazines, catalogs, mixed paper, junk mail, computer paper, writing paper, envelopes, receipts, cereal boxes, shoe boxes and food and drink boxes (no foil coating).
Plastic containers numbered 1 through 7, sized up to 3 gallons each. No plastic bags accepted.
Including aluminum cans, steel cans and aerosol cans. All must be rinsed/cleaned thoroughly. No paint, pesticide or other hazardous waste containers are accepted.
Any glass containers (rinsed/cleaned thoroughly; no lids or caps)
Curbside pick-up occurs on a weekly basis (a collection schedule and a collection map is available online
). Recycling pick-up does not necessarily coincide with trash pick-up. Bins must be placed curbside no earlier than 4 p.m. the day prior and no later than 7 a.m. day of pick-up.
Metropolitan District provides regularly scheduled household hazardous waste pick-up events. A whole list of acceptable items and dates and times
can be found on the city’s website.
Visit the City of Hartford Department of Public Works
website for more recycling program info.