Affectionately known as the dump, the Cornwall Transfer Station is a social hub in town with a distinct purpose.
Station Operator & Recycling Coordinator
Recycling Label Info
For Cornwall Recycling, its often a best practice to have 2 receptacles at home. One devoted to paper products and another for plastics, metals and glass. Please place the following items in the separate containers corresponding to their correct location in the recycling shed.
Newspapers & magazines, food and beverage cartons, mixed paper and small flattened boxes (no waxed cardboard)
Loose newspapers and magazines, bundled in brown bags, or tied.
The container to the right in the main recycling shed annex.
Plastics, Metals, and Glass
Plastic: #1 through #7 (no bigger than three gallon size) including Jugs, tubs and lids.
Glass: Bottles and jars (w/no lids)
Metal: Clean Food and beverage cans, aluminum foil, and foil containers
Loose: (must be cleaned and properly rinsed)
The container to the left in the main recycling shed annex.
Corrugated Cardboard Products
Cardboard no bigger than 3’ x 3’. Please cut to size at home.
The bailer to back of the main recycling shed annex.
Bulky Waste Guidelines
Please consult with transfer station attendants for all bulky waste disposal. Please call first! 860-672-4079. Pay as you Dump. Payment expected at time of dumping, cash only basis. No bulk waste on Sundays or checks to the Town of Cornwall.
Metal other than cans goes into the metal bin if space is available. See attendant before unloading.
General Bulky Waste
Accepted only when space available. Pay as you dump.
Bulk Wood Products
All Wood, plywood, pressboard goes into bulky waste. Lumber must not be longer than 4′. Fees apply. Pay as you dump.
- Please reduce, cut, compact prior to dumping.
- For major amounts the rental of a dumpster is necessary
- Shingles/ Sheetrock/Carpet: Make arrangements at Transfer Station prior to disposal.
- PAINT: Accepted – See attendant before unloading (exceptions apply)
- MATTRESSES: Accepted – See attendant before unloading. Tradional mattresses only, no memory foam.
- YARD WASTE: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection does not permit the disposal of yard wastes (i.e. leaves, grass clippings) at transfer stations.
- Flags: We accept old retired US flags
- Please compost your yard waste, wreaths, plants, animal waste with your kitchen waste of fruit & vegetable peelings. Composting can reduce solid waste by 40%!
Bulky Waste Item Estimates
- Appliances with CFC & HCFC gases $13.00
- Standard Pick-Up Truck-load $50.00 (pro-rated for partial loads)
- Auto batteries $5.00 and up
- Automobile tires $4.00 each
- Light truck tires up to size 825/20 $5.00 each
- Tires on rims add $1.00 each
- Shingles $60.00 and up
UP TO 2.5 YARDS (a standard pickup load) PER RESIDENCE OR BUSINESS. ONLY NON-HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CAN BE DUMPED. THIS INCLUDES WOOD, FURNITURE, ETC. WASTE MUST BE IN SIZE AND SHAPE ACCEPTABLE TO THE TRANSFER STATION OPERATOR
Town BRUSH DUMP
- $25.00 a pick-up load; $50.00 dump-truck load; 5 yard maximum. Prior arrangement is needed to deliver brush to the brush dump at the gravel bank. Call Jim at the Highway Garage at 860-672-6230
- Monday-Friday between 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. or 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Checks for fees charged may be mailed to Selectmen's Office, Town of Cornwall, P.O. Box 97, Cornwall, CT 06753
- LOGS AND STUMPS : Too large to burn and not accepted at the brush dump. Call Supreme Industries in Harwinton at 485-0343 or Steve Leining in Sheffield, Massachusetts at (413) 528-8066 for removal or google other possible companies
For all miscellaneous items please check with attendant. We accept for recycling and/or redistribution:
- Fluorescent light bulbs: compact and tube variety
- Rechargeable batteries: Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) Lithium Ion (Li-ion), small sealed lead (Pb) and Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable Batteries
- Polystyrene peanuts (the packing kind)
- Clean, used clothing in good condition can be placed in the large bin outside the gate
- Waste oil and antifreeze
- Eye glasses
- Printer cartridges
- Paper egg cartons
- Redeemable Aluminum cans and plastic bottles
*** RECYCLABLES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***
FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Cornwall’s trash is hauled to Hartford to be burned in the CRRA Mid-Connecticut Project waste-to-energy facility. This facility generates electricity to power about 45,000 homes and sells that electricity into the power grid. The by-products of this process – ash and non-processable waste – end up in modern lined landfills, but trash-to-energy reduces by 90 percent the volume of material going into landfills.