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Waste Disposal - Information for Individuals

Many different types of wastes are generated in a typical household. Some may require special handling in order to properly dispose of them.

But, wait! Before you dispose of that item, you should think about some alternatives to disposal.

There are many ways to reuse or recycle items that are no longer of use to you. By reusing or recycling these items, we can reduce the amount and toxicity of the garbage that is disposed in Connecticut.

Solid Waste Assistance
860-424-3366
Hazardous Waste Assistance
888-424-4193 (Toll Free)

There is also a lot of helpful information about what to do with many kinds of unwanted household items on DEEP's What Do I Do With...? web page.  This page has advice on what to do with dozens of items from aerosol cans to yoga mats!

Related Information:

Composting

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

Pollution Prevention

Residential Fuel Oil Tanks

Content Last Updated March 6, 2020