Town of Woodbury, CT

What to Recycle?

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

Recycling reduces waste, saves energy and contributes to a healthier planet. It is also the law. Fines up to $100 may be levied per town ordinance. If you need further information about recycling, please contact the Public Works Office at (203) 263- 3633.


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

  • No napkins, paper towels, tissues

  • No frozen food boxes

  • No gift wrap

  • No foam padding

In addition to the materials above, the following can also be recycled at the Transfer Station:

SCRAP METAL – Includes:  light scrap metal, white goods, aluminum, copper, brass, tools, water tanks, pipes, aluminum siding, copper wire, faucets.  Check with Transfer Station attendant before drop off.  NO propane tanks, paint cans, fuel oil or gasoline tanks.

LEAVES & BRUSH – Includes: foliage from trees, check with Transfer Station attendant before drop off.  NO grass clippings.

WASTE OIL – Includes: used crankcase oil, automatic transmission fluid, fuel oil, hydraulic oil, kerosene.  Place in clean plastic or metal jug.  Do NOT use empty bleach containers.  NO gasoline, parts cleaner, solvents, oils with “speedi dri”, paint thinner, cooking oil.

ANTI-FREEZE – Deposit to tank at Transfer Station.

BATTERIES – Includes: Vehicle batteries, boat batteries, tractor batteries, motorcycle batteries.  Deliver to Transfer Station.  NO watch batteries, hearing aid batteries.

BULKY MATERIAL – Includes:  Lumber, PVC pipe, etc.  Must be cut to 4ft or under.

ELECTRONICS –  Includes: TVs, computers, printers, keyboards, telephones, fax machines, microwave ovens.

MATTRESSES/BOX SPRINGS –  Not acceptable if wet or frozen, severely twisted, or crushed, infested with bugs and/or living organisms, excessively soiled or moldy.

PAINT – EMPTY/DRY latex cans allowed (remove lid & dry out or add speedy dry to allow solidification).  NO OIL BASED PAINT, STAIN, PAINT THINNER, VARNISH OR STRIPPERS.  Refer to DEEP website for futher information for listing of retailer “take back” program.


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

Transfer Station

22 Bacon Pond Rd
Woodbury, CT 06798
(203) 263-3633

Tuesday     8:00AM – 3:30PM
Thursday    8:00AM – 3:30PM
Friday      8:00AM – 3:30PM
Saturday    8:00AM – 3:30PM