What to Recycle?

What to Recycle?

Recycling is Easy with Single Stream!  The City of West Haven aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and help West Haven residents to be more knowledgeable about what can be recycled, composted, trashed, or taken to a different site. To do this, we need your help!

Please see below for the items that are accepted for recycling. Place the accepted items loose in your bin. Remember, the more you recycle, the more you save! Please place your recycling bin curbside by 7am on your collection day.

Need a BLUE recycling bin? The Department of Public Works provides one recycling bin per household. Residents can pick up a FREE bin from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays on the first floor of City Hall, 355 Main St.

PLEASE RECYCLE:

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

For additional information on disposal options for items such as yard waste, C&D, e-waste, appliances, and other items, please visit the City of West Haven’s website
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 City of West Haven Department of Public Works

West Haven City Hall is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

Contact

City of West Haven
355 Main Street
West Haven, CT 06516
203-937-3585

recycling@westhaven-ct.gov
www.cityofwesthaven.com