Recycling Center / Transfer Station

OPERATING NORMAL HOURS

SPECIAL SATURDAY HOURS FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER LISTED BELOW

CLOSED 11/26 & 11/27 FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Social Distancing Restrictions due to COVID-19, including "waiting in queue" for residents to finish unloading debris, are in-place. Contractors disposing of debris will be logged by staff and are expected to pay any accrued fees. 


Location

The Hamden Recycling Center / Transfer Station is located at:
231 Wintergreen Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518 

Directions

  1. Go South on Dixwell Avenue
  2. Take a right onto Arch Street
  3. Take a left onto Fitch Street,
  4. Take a right at the light onto Wintergreen Avenue, just before the pedestrian overpass
  5. The transfer station is about 0.5 miles down on the right

If using GPS, program in New Haven, or you will end up in the wrong location.

Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 
    • 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • While normally closed on weekends, Public Works is offering Saturday hours at the Transfer Station on the following dates: November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19 from the hours of 7:30am – 11:30am and 12:30 – 3:30pm. Public Works is able to offer this service at no additional cost, as it will be captured in the already contractual Leaf Overtime expense.

The Transfer Station will be closed in observation of the following holidays:

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

You can find the exact dates on our Holiday Hours page.

What You Can Bring

Please download our What To Do With Items Not Acceptable for Curbside Collection Guide (PDF) for a complete list of items that are accepted for disposal at the Hamden Transfer Station, or call 203-387-2435.

**Cardboard must be dismantled/deconstructed before accepted at the Transfer Station**