City of Ansonia, CT​​

What to Recycle?

Please continue to recycle as normal, there are no changes to the recycling program

Ansonia has every other week recycling collection. On your recycling day, just put your filled bin and other recyclables out with your regular household garbage by 6:00 am, rain or shine. Recyclables and garbage will be collected by separate trucks.
If you accidentally discarded an item in your blue bin that cannot be recycled, the blue bin will not be picked up. Residents will be advised on this violation.

NOTE: If 20% or more recyclable items are found in your normal garbage, the garbage will not be picked up. A note will be attached to the garbage receptacle advising the resident of the findings. The State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Regulations require all recyclable items be separated from the regular garbage. Continued abuse can result in a fine! Any violation of the City of Ansonia Recycling Ordinance can be punishable by a maximum fine of $100.00


Plastic Bottles, Jars, Jugs, & Tubs

  • Plastic Bottles and Containers (clean & empty containers with lids and caps ON)

  • Plastic Soda, Water & Drink Bottles

  • Plastic Food & Household Bottles/Jars
    (screw top bottles and jars, ex. ketchup, mayonnaise, detergent, shampoo)

  • Plastic Tubs & Lids
    (ex. yogurt, margarine, cottage cheese)

  • Plastic Produce, Deli & Bakery Containers, Cups, Trays
    (berries/produce containers)

            Please do not include:

  • No plastic bags or plastic utensils. Bring plastic bags back to the grocery store.

  • No black plastic take-out containers

  • No Polystyrene (Styrofoam)

  • No bulky plastics (buckets, crates) or toys

  • No flower pots

  • No containers that contained hazardous waste

Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Glass bottles and jars (empty containers with caps OFF)

  • All glass colors

            Please do not include:

  • No windows, mirrors, or auto glass

  • No light bulbs (fluorescent bulbs should be disposed of properly)

  • No dishes, ceramics, or Pyrex

  • No containers that contained hazardous waste

Metal Cans & Aluminum

  • Metal cans and Aluminum (empty containers)

  • Steel, tin, and aluminum cans

  • Clean aluminum pie plates, trays, and foil

            Please do not include:

  • No chains, wires or hangers

  • No aerosol containers

  • No pots and pans

  • No containers that contained hazardous waste

Paper and Cardboard

  • Magazines & Catalogs

  • All newspapers & inserts

  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.) & paper bags

  • Cardboard – please flatten

  • Empty Pizza boxes

  • Office paper, Junk mail (Staples, paperclips, spirals, & plastic envelope windows are OK)

  • Brown bags

  • Phone books

  • Cartons, empty and replace cap

            Please do not include:

  • No recyclables with food waste (food soiled paper can go in your green bags!)

  • No napkins, paper towels, tissues (put these in your green bags!)

  • No frozen food boxes

  • No gift wrap

  • No foam padding

The City of Ansonia provides residents with a drop-off area for recyclables at the Public Works Complex. The Complex is located at 1 North Division St (near Stop and Shop) and is open daily from 7:00 am to 2:45 pm and from 8:00 am to 11:45 am on Saturdays.
The following items can be dropped off: old newspapers, old corrugated cardboard, glass bottles and jars, metal/aluminum food cans, plastics, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, and paperback books. Leaves & yard waste, clothing, and electronics can also be dropped off for recycling. Bulky items such as washing machines, refrigerators, stoves, etc. can be dropped off at the Transfer Station or picked up curbside (see curbside pick-up policy) by appointment only by calling 203-736-5945.
Wondering if something is recyclable? Type the name of a waste item at RecycleCT, and we will tell you how to recycle or dispose of it.

More Information

For more information, please contact the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG)


Christine O’Neill, NVCOG
49 Leavenworth Street,
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 489-0351