CURBSIDE SERVICES FOR 2013
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
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:
Memorial Day - the
week of May 27
Independence Day -
the week of July 1
Labor Day - the
week of September 2
Thanksgiving Day -
the week of November 25
Christmas Day -
the week of December 23
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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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