General Guidelines for Trash Disposal
Regular Solid Waste consists of normal household trash, garbage or rubbish created by single family residents. Casella Waste Systems is the vendor providing solid waste trash, recyclable and bulky waste/metal collection service for resident households in Tolland. Resident households should use their green-colored rolling cart for trash. Rolling carts are picked up and disposed of through an automated service; the driver never leaves the truck. Trash that is not placed in the rolling cart cannot be picked-up.
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Recyclables consists of cardboard and brown paper bags, mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, phone books, books, glass and metal food containers, plastic containers #1 through #7, milk and juice cartons, aluminum cans and other items as may be identified by ordinance or statute to be recycled. In 2009 the Town issued blue rolling carts for the Single Stream Recycling Program that allows for all recyclable material to be placed in it without having to separate the items.
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Bulky Waste consists of furniture, mattresses, box springs, odd pieces of construction debris, toys or other non-hazardous large piece of waste material, motor oil and car batteries. Two tires per bulky pick-up collection are the limit. The Bulky Waste pick-up service is intended to serve the resident’s occasional need for disposal of large cumbersome household items that would not normally constitute rubbish or recyclable items. This service is not intended to replace the need for individually contracted services associated with construction, renovation or a major clean-up. In cases where the determination that the request exceeds our conventional limits, residents have the option of separately contracting for waste removal services or disposing of the items over several pick-up periods.
- Bulky/metal pick-ups take place the first full week of the month, unless there is a holiday that week in which case the pick-up is delayed to the following week. You must call Casella Waste Systems (860-423-4527) at least 4 business days in advance to schedule and pay for the pick-up.
Metal consists of non-contaminated scrap metal which is free of non-metal materials. It also includes appliances, automobile parts, wiped-clean latex paint cans, rims from tires, bike parts, lawn chairs, bathtubs, sinks, microwaves, etc. Bulky/metal pick-ups take place the first full week of the month on your regular pick-up day, unless there is a holiday that week in which case the pick-up is delayed to the following week. You must call Casella Waste Systems (860-423-4527) at least 4 business days in advance to schedule and pay for the pick-up.
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Hazardous Waste consists of paint, paint thinners, batteries except alkaline, yard/garden chemicals, etc. You may drop off items at the Mid-NEROC Household Chemical Waste Drop-Off Facility on Hancock Road in Willington (off of Ruby Road/Route 320, or via Exit 71 off of I-84), which is open the 3rd Saturday of each month from April to October except for holiday weekends. Mid-NEROC may be reached at (860) 965-1910.
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Rolling carts provided by the Town do not belong to the homeowner. Should homeowners move, even within Town, the rolling cart remains at the residence. Any additional rolling carts purchased from Casella Waste Systems by the homeowner are the property of the homeowner.
The rolling carts are designed to provide years of dependable service. Housekeeping of the rolling cart is the responsibility of the homeowner. An occasional washing with water and a little ammonia or disinfectant cleaner will keep your rolling cart from harboring odors.
Normal wear and tear is to be expected, however, loose wheels, damaged lids and the like can be brought to the attention of Casella Waste System’s Customer Service Department for evaluation. If the damage is the result of normal wear and tear, they will make the necessary repairs. Damage resulting from abuse, accidents or other causes is the responsibility of the homeowner.