Garbage & Recycling Pickup

Garbage and recycling are picked by USA Hauling on Thursdays or Fridays in Colebrook depending on your location in town; subject to change on the following holiday weeks:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s Day

For large items please contact USA Hauling at 860-379-1662 by Thursday for Friday pickup.

For questions, contact Karen Odell at Town Hall: 860-379-3359 ext. 201


Please be mindful of what is going into your recycling bin. USA Hauling has reported many bins with household trash and other non-recyclables in them. If non-recyclable items are  ound in your bin, USA hauling will not empty your container and the Town could face a fine. For information on what to put in the recycling bin, click here or call Karen Odell for more information 860-379-3359 Ext. 201.

Only household consumer waste products may be deposited in these bins. Plastic grocery and garbage bags, contaminated food containers, and household trash is okay. Construction debris, grass clippings, and other yard waste is not allowed. If you need to dispose of construction debris you need to rent a dumpster; call USA Hauling for size and cost (860 379-1662). If construction debris or other items that are not allowed are found in your household trash bin, USA Hauling will not empty your bin. Pursuant to our contract with USA Hauling, each household is only allowed ONE R\recycling bin and ONE household trash bin.

Bulk waste (mattresses, large items of furniture, etc.) pickup is available every week for items that will not fit in your bin. Call 860-379-1662 by Thursday of each week for Friday morning pickup.

Electronic recycling can be disposed of at the Town Garage, 43 Sandy Brook Road, in the container to the right of the garage. Leave your items in the storage unit to be packaged and handled.

Bear proof garbage cans are available to residents who would like one. Contact USA Hauling directly to set up delivery and billing.

garbage can

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