1/11/2013 - 2013 Curbside Services


Mayor Scott D. Jackson would like to wish Hamden residents a happy and healthy 2013 and take this opportunity to remind citizens about their curbside services for the upcoming year. Christmas tree pickup is underway and residents are encouraged to place their trees at their curb for pickup as soon as possible to expedite the process.

While it costs taxpayers nearly $70.00 a ton for refuse disposal, there is no disposal cost for recycling. The Town continues to operate a single stream recycling program, with all recyclable items to be placed in a single container. The comprehensive recycling policy is available on the Town's website (www.hamden.com>Governments>Department>Solid Waste & Recycling).

Residents are asked to put recycling out every other week on the night before their scheduled refuse day to ensure timely pickup. Residents can find their recycling week, and the week to week schedule on the Town's website.

There are six holidays that will affect your refuse and recycling schedule for 2013. Refuse and recycling pickup are delayed by one day for the remainder of a week following these holidays. The 2013 holiday dates are as follows:

  1. Memorial Day - the week of May 27

  2. Independence Day - the week of July 1

  3. Labor Day - the week of September 2

  4. Thanksgiving Day - the week of November 25

  5. Christmas Day - the week of December 23

  6. New Year's Day - the week of December 30

A printable version of the schedule is available on the Town's website as well.

Semi-annual bulk trash pickup occurs for residents in April and October. Residents are kindly reminded to think first about donating gently used items to local charities before putting them out for bulk trash pickup. Residents may also bring bulk trash, with proof of residency, to the Transfer Station, located at 231 Wintergreen Avenue. For further information on the bulk trash pick-up, please click HERE.

Lastly, residents are reminded that spring leaf pickup will occur in late April and early May. The Department of Public Works would like to remind residents of the requirement to bag all of their leaves and yard waste. Only those residences where all occupants are physically unable to bag their leaves, and have provided the necessary documentation, may rake their leaves to the curb. This greatly speeds up the process for the Town and allows all residents to have their leaves and yard waste picked up in a timely manner. Look for more detailed information on the leaf pickup procedure as the time nears.

Questions regarding any of the refuse, recycling or bulk trash policies may be directed to Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator Pamela Roach at proach@hamden.com or by phone at (203) 287-7021. Questions regarding curbside leaf bagging exemption eligibility can be directed to Patty Lujick, Paralegal in the Town Attorney's office at (203) 287-7050.

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