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Trash Holiday: Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, will be a holiday for Paine’s. All trash/recycling pickups after the holiday will be delayed by one day.

Extra Trash: extra trash bags are on sale at both the DPW and Transfer Station during hours of operation. Bags are $2 each and can be placed next to your trash barrel on your pick up day.

Plastic Film Recycling: all types of plastic film can be recycled at local grocery stores. This includes retail shopping bags, newspaper bags, case wrap from snack or beverage cases, napkin/paper towel/toilet paper wrap, bread bags, produce bags and dry cleaning bags.  Please look for the collection boxes at the entrance of your store. For more information, visit

Hazardous Waste: a household hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Simsbury DPW facility, 66 Town Forest Road, Simsbury.

Accepted items: batteries; fluorescent bulbs, compact bulbs, other bulbs containing mercury; lawn care chemicals; household cleaners—acids, adhesives, aerosol cans, ammonia, drain cleaner, disinfectants, moth balls, etc.; chemicals from the garage or workshop—antifreeze, ant/bug spray or bait, brake fluid, old gasoline, oil based paint, lighter fluid, polyurethane, pool chemicals, road flares, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, wood stain, etc.

Items not accepted: ammunition or explosives; asbestos; business waste; car batteries; cement; electronics; empty containers; fire extinguishers; Freon; marine flares; ice melt; latex driveway sealer; medicine, drugs, needles, syringes; propane tanks; appliances; smoke detectors; tires; used oil or oil filters.

Yard debris: Residents are asked to please keep their yard debris out of the road.  This will help to keep the basins clear and open and allow for appropriate drainage.

Is it trash or recycling? Do you ever wonder how to dispose of a particular item? If so, feel free to call Public Works at 860-653-8960 or check out the recycling wizard at