New Milford Recycling Center

The Recycling Center now accepts Debit/Credit Cards as payment! for the CT DEEP informational page.

CARDBOARD- Please bring cardboard broken down and no larger than 36"x36" in order to fit better in the compactor. Thank you.

Please dispose of your unused prescription medications in a drop box located in the lobby of the New Milford Police Station. Further information is available here-Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal, or call 860.355.3133. Here is a link for Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal sites in Connecticut if New Milford is not convenient.

Connecticut Donation Bin Law  Please click on the link to find out the requirements for placement and labels on Donation Bins.

**UPDATED** New Milford Guide to Operations 11/20/15 - This is a guide of the rules, regulations and policies that the Center operates under.

Please be aware that the CT DEEP does NOT allow the mixing of RECYCABLES and HOUSEHOLD trash. The DEEP will fine the Town heavily if there is contamination (garbage) in the Recycling container. Please make it easy on yourself (and the employees) and use a clear or blue recycling bag. Thank you.

Listing files in 'Recycling Center'

The residents of New Milford need a sticker that is renewable from July 1 to July 1. Brookfield and Sherman residents need to obtain their own sticker from their Town Hall. There is a detailed flyer available at the Recycling Center and the Public Works office.

The fee to use the Center is $20.00 per year for residents, $40.00 for Commercial (10 employees or less) and the first sticker per household is FREE for Senior Citizens (65+). The Center DOES NOT accept CASH, just checks, punch cards, debit/credit cards right at the Center. Punch Cards are sold in the following locations during their normal hours of operation: Public Works Administration Office(cash only), Town Clerks Office and Library.

Each card has a value of $32.00 in increments of $0.50, $1.00 and $2.00.

The Recycling Center accepts household waste from NM, Sherman and Brookfield residents every day during the hours of operation and until 3:00pm on Saturdays. The average garbage bag
is $3.00 for NM residents and $3.50 for Sherman or Brookfield. Garbage disposal is now based upon the WEIGHT of the bag. 

Garick ( has purchased the New Milford Farms site to do substantially the same as before-accept brush and leaves. They charge by weight, please call  860-210-0250 for hours and other information or visit the website.

Advanced Organics ( is another company that recycles brush and leaves. They also charge so please call 860-355-3222 for additional information or go to the website listed here.

Need to get rid of an old car? Use Wheels for Wishes.

Interested in RECYCLING your old phone books?

Recycling your phone book is easy - these are now included as Single Stream!  Just place them with all you other recyclables - it's that simple!

For questions, please call the Public Works Office at 355-6040  between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday

The Town of New Milford opened the first Recycling Center in the area more than 20 years ago, and the center is now staffed with two people and recycling has expanded to include acceptance of all mandatory recyclables as well as bulky waste, household trash, metal, tires, waste oil and office paper. The E-Waste (Computers and televisions are only part of the consumer electronics waste stream which also includes VCRs, radios, cell phones, and small appliances and collectively, they are referred to as electronic waste, or "e-waste") and Single Stream (Collection system where recyclables are fully commingled, mixing fiber (papers) and containers (glass bottles, metal cans and plastic containers) have completely changed the way and types of recyclables accepted and since the Center now owns many of its containers the costs have decreased significantly.

The center has seen an increase in usage. The ownership of containers and compactors has significantly reduced the costs of hauling MSW, bulky and single stream. The savings seen are a combination of lower fees and less haul fees because of more waste being generated for each removal. Single stream has been very successful and the Center added another container for this purpose.

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Contact Information

18 Young's Field Road

Phone: 860-355-6044

Office hours: Regular Hours

Tues.-Fri. 7:15am-3:15pm


Saturday 8:30am-3:00pm