Trash reminders: March 30 (Good Friday) is not a trash holiday. Put your trash out on your regularly scheduled day and make sure your barrels are at least two feet apart to allow clearance for the automatic arm of the truck.
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Transfer Station: The Granby Transfer Station is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring proof of residency. Fees may apply. Check out the Public Works page at the Town of Granby website (granby-ct.gov) or call 860-653-8960 for more information.
If you are getting ready to shake off the dust of the long, cold winter, here are some helpful hints on disposal of some items:
Textiles and shoes should be recycled. They can be dropped off in any collection container around town; including two at the Granby Transfer Station. Torn and stained items are accepted. Oil or mold stained items should go in your trash.
Paint is recyclable and accepted at the transfer station. For a list of accepted items check the Public Works webpage or call Public Works. Leaking, unlabeled or empty containers are not accepted.
Donate what you can. There are numerous charities in the area that accept household goods: Goodwill in Avon; Gifts of Love in Avon; ReStore in Bloomfield, Salvation Army in Hartford; and Covenant to Care in Bloomfield.
If in the end you still have more trash than will fit in your barrel, stop by Public Works and purchase town approved trash bags. They can be placed next to your barrel on trash day.
Hazardous Waste must be disposed properly. The town sponsors three collections a year. The next two collections will be Saturday, April 21, at the Farmington Town Hall complex and Saturday, June 9, at the Simsbury DPW. Additional details can be found on the Public Works page of the Town of Granby website granby-ct.gov.