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New Milford Recycling Center

**UPDATED** New Milford Guide to Operations 5/15/2014

Please be aware that the CT DEEP does NOT allow the mixing of RECYCABLES and HOUSEHOLD trash. The DEEP will fine the Town heavily if there is contamination (garbage) in the Recycling container. Please make it easy on yourself (and the employees) and use a clear or blue recycling bag. Thank you.

**New Summer Hours starting 5/6/14! TWF 8am-4:30pm Late Night THURSDAY 10am-6:30pm and Saturday 8am-3pm** Closed at lunch during the week from 12:30pm-1pm.

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The residents of New Milford need a sticker that is renewable from July 1 to July 1. Brookfield and Sherman residents need to obtain their own sticker from their Town Hall. There is a detailed flyer available at the Recycling Center and the Public Works office.

The fee to use the Center is $20.00 per year for residents, $40.00 for Commercial (10 employees or less) and FREE for Senior Citizens (65+). The Center DOES NOT accept CASH, just checks or a punch card. Punch Cards are sold in the following locations during their normal hours of operation: Public Works Administration Office, Town Clerks Office and Library.

Each card has a value of $32.00 in increments of $0.50, $1.00 and $2.00.

The Recycling Center accepts household waste from NM, Sherman and Brookfield residents every day during the hours of operation and until 3:00pm on Saturdays. The average garbage bag
is $3.00 for NM residents and $3.50 for Sherman or Brookfield.

Garick (www.garick.com) has purchased the New Milford Farms site to do substantially the same as before-accept brush and leaves. They charge by weight, please call  860-210-0250 for hours and other information.

Need to get rid of an old car? Use Wheels for Wishes.


Interested in RECYCLING your old phone books?

Call 1-800-953-4400 and input the zip code of where you will be
and it will direct you to the place and time to recycle.

Recycling your phone book into new phone books saves time and energy!

For questions, please call the Public Works Office at 355-6040  between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday

The Town of New Milford opened the first Recycling Center in the area more than 20 years ago, and the center is now staffed with two people and recycling has expanded to include acceptance of all mandatory recyclables as well as bulky waste, household trash, metal, tires, waste oil and office paper. The E-Waste (Computers and televisions are only part of the consumer electronics waste stream which also includes VCRs, radios, cell phones, and small appliances and collectively, they are referred to as electronic waste, or "e-waste") and Single Stream (Collection system where recyclables are fully commingled, mixing fiber (papers) and containers (glass bottles, metal cans and plastic containers) have completely changed the way and types of recyclables accepted and since the Center now owns many of its containers the costs have decreased significantly.

The center has seen an increase in usage. The ownership of containers and compactors has significantly reduced the costs of hauling MSW, bulky and single stream. The savings seen are a combination of lower fees and less haul fees because of more waste being generated for each removal. Single stream has been very successful and the Center added another container for this purpose.

Below is a data table outlining the basic costs and tonnages received at the Center this fiscal year 2011-2012.

Tons/Month

 

Month

 

SS

 

$$/Ton

 

BW

 

$$/Ton

 

MSW

 

$$/Ton

 

JAN

43.59

 

$1,242.32

 

40.48

 

$3,440.80

 

44.39

 

$3,652.85

 

FEB

43.68

 

$1,244.88

 

44.23

 

$3,759.55

 

37.36

 

$3,127.78

 

MAR

48.36

 

$1,378.26

 

60.9

 

$5,176.50

 

46.6

 

$3,895.76

 

APRIL

49.83

 

$1,420.16

 

63.91

 

$5,432.35

 

38.2

 

$3,193.52

 

MAY

49

 

$1,396.50

 

51.52

 

$4,379.20

 

41.84

 

$3,497.82

 

JUNE

50.65

 

$1,443.53

 

67.98

 

$5,778.30

 

54.25

 

$4,535.30

 

JULY

47.63

 

$1,357.46

 

55.43

 

$4,711.55

 

45.34

 

$3,731.03

 

AUG

69.9

 

$1,992.15

 

76.85

 

$6,532.25

 

57.46

 

$4,728.38

 

SEPT

63.75

 

$1,816.88

 

65.88

 

$5,599.80

 

60.69

 

$4,994.18

 

OCT

58.24

 

$1,659.84

 

80.69

 

$6,858.65

 

49.34

 

$4,060.19

 

NOV

47.49

 

$1,353.47

 

44.56

 

$3,787.60

 

44.99

 

$3,702.23

 

DEC

62.14

 

$1,770.99

 

56.06

 

$4,765.10

 

57.67

 

$4,745.66

 

TOTALSFY

634.26

 

$18,076.41

 

708.49

 

$60,221.65

 

578.13

 

$47,864.71

 

 

TOTAL $FY11-12

$126,162.77

 

 

 

The center has seen an increase in usage for Bulky Waste and Municipal Solid Waste while costs have decreases slightly. Last FY reported a combined total usage fees of $158,498.64 compared to the $126,162.77 shown above. A breakdown of other recycling items follows:

Bags MSW

 

Appliances

 

Freon Units

 

Batteries

 

Tires

 

Tanks

 

29595

 

141

 

321

 

16

 

224

 

63

 


Scrap Metal Revenue
Dollars $64,984.23

Scrap metal revenue has continued to increase year to year:

There were approximately 2353 stickers issued for access to the Center for New Milford residents of which approximately 1547 were paid stickers. Sherman and Brookfield residents obtain a sticker from their Town Hall and we do not receive those numbers.

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Contact Information

18 Young's Field Road

Phone: 860-355-6044

Office hours: Regular Hours Tuesday -Friday 8am-4:30pm
and Saturday 8:30am-4:00pm-LUNCH CLOSURE 12:30-1:00pm T-F

Summer Hours (May thru September) Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8am to 4:30pm, THURSDAY 10am-6:30pm (closed at lunch 12:30-1pm) and Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm. (no lunch closure)