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Resident Disposal Center

for Residential Refuse, Recycling and Bulky Waste
25 Pent Road

Residents of the Town of Wallingford may deliver their own residential refuse to the Resident Disposal Center. Residents using the Center must recycle as required by the Town Recycling Ordinance and Regulations (see attached flyer).  Commercial refuse is not acceptable.

  • Cost of Disposal:  Residents pay cash for disposal in accordance with the current fee schedule. 
  • Senior Citizens:  (65 years of age and older) and others who have been ruled eligible for Medicare
    may purchase a $5 permit and are then eligible for free coupons.  Contact the Public Works Department
    (203-294-2105) for details. 
  • Vehicles: Residents may deliver refuse ONLY in cars, vans and pickup trucks and small utility trailers.
  • Random Checking of Trash:  The operator is required to randomly open bags and check trash delivered
    to the Center in order to be sure that trash does not contain recyclable materials or other materials that
    are not allowed under the program.
  • Vehicles Bringing Waste Other than Household Trash will be Weighed:  Items other than household trash such as bulky waste, oversized household items, construction and demo debris, and other such materials will be weighed to determine cost of disposal.  Follow directions of the scale house operator.


Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Resident Disposal Center is closed on:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

The Center is operated by HQ Dumpsters & Recycling under a contract with the Town.  For more information, contact the Resident Disposal Center at 203-678-1877, HQ Dumpsters & Recycling at 860-422-5678, Program Planning at 203-294-2060 or Public Works at 203-294-2105.

  • Household Hazardous Waste such as pesticides, cleaning solvents, gasoline, etc. is to be disposed
    at HazWaste Central at the Regional Water Authority, 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, Saturday mornings
    from mid-May to the end of October.  For more information, call 203-401-2712.

Rate Schedule

The following rates are effective July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020:



For each container of  refuse
(30 gallons or less, 40 pounds or less)

$ 3.70 

For each light item such as storm or screen doors, etc. (35 pounds or less)

$ 3.00

For each heavy item such as couches, mattresses,  etc. (over 35 pounds)


For each 20 pounds of
bulky waste delivered

$ 1.40

Freon-containing appliances


Helpful Hints To Reduce Your Cost Of Disposal

The most important thing that you can do to reduce your cost of waste disposal is to reduce the volume and
weight of material that you are throwing away.

  • Reduce:  buy products with the least amount of packaging.  Do not take paper or plastic bags at the grocery store. 
    Use cloth shopping bags instead.
  • Re-use:  give old clothing or toys to others or to some charitable organization.  Use cloth diapers.  Have a tag sale.
  • Recycle:  everything that you can.

The more that you reduce the amount of waste that you bring to the Resident Disposal Center, the more you reduce your costs.

Do not bring soil or rock to the Resident Disposal Center for disposal.  Soil and rocks can be used in your yard.  They are very heavy.  If you bring them to the Resident Disposal Center, you will be charged by the ton for their weight.



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