Recycling Center / Transfer Station


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. 


Transfer station now open the first Saturday of each month 

from 8:00 to 11:45 am


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


  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.


  • Monday-Friday: 
    • 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.

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**