Recycling Center


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Items to Recycle

RECYCLING CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday - Saturday  7:30 am until 3:00 pm 

Please note:  There is a State-wide recycling program called "mixed recycling."   This has replaced "single stream" in an effort to standardize recycling in all of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns.  We're spreading the word within this website, the Recycling Center and local media.  For guidelines, explanations and helpful materials for "What's In, What's Out", please visit  or the CT DEEP's webpage -

Shredded paper is now collected in its own tote at the Recycling Center for permit holders.  It can only be accepted into the bin loose, not bagged.  Plastic bags and overwrap continue to be collected in the WRAP collection bin at the Recycling Center or at a local retailer.  The following link brings you to a video by the HRRA explaining why plastic bags and film must not be placed in your mixed recycling

Public Services manages the Ridgefield Recycling Center. The Center accepts, free of charge, only materials that may be recycled.  Please click on either "Frequently Asked Questions" or "Tell Me How To Use the Recycling Center" to the left of this screen for information on what items are recycled in Ridgefield and where (either at the Recycling Center or the Transfer Station). 

If you need help regarding recycling, please call (203) 431-2748 or (203) 431-4137.  

The Recycling Center observes the following holidays and is closed:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.   

You must have a permit to use the Recycling Center. Please click here to download a permit application. A $20 permit fee applies for residents and a $40 permit fee for non-residents.  The permit is good for use at both the Recycling Center and Transfer Station, in Ridgefield only.

The Organics Recycling Program began November 14, 2015.  If you would like to participate or learn more, you may visit

Ridgefield is a member of the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA). HRRA is a regional, governmental, waste management and recycling authority serving eleven municipalities in western Connecticut and a population of over 225,000 people. Visit the HRRA website to learn more.