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Presidents’ Day (Feb. 19) is not a trash holiday. Trash and recycling must be out on your regularly scheduled day. Paine’s has an alert system that will notify you of any changes to your pickup schedule. Signup at

Waste oil: Effective March 1, 2024, the waste oil drop-off at the town garage will be closed. This change has been recommended by Atlas, our MS4 consultant, due to DEEP requirements and an increase in contaminated material being dropped off. Used oil will still be accepted at the transfer station but an attendant must verify the material and be present when material is poured into the drum. Used motor oil is accepted at hazardous waste collections and at some local retailers.

Recycling: Do you have questions on recycling? Check out Better yet, follow them on Facebook.

Plastic film: Plastic bags and plastic wrap should never go in your single stream barrel. Plastic film is recyclable but only in designated collection boxes. Plastic shopping bags, clean plastic wrap, wrap from products such as toilet paper, napkins, etc. can be placed in collection containers located at the entrance of local grocery stores.

Winter Hints

Winter storms and the resulting snow removal can be a challenge for all Granby residents. Public Works does its best to keep the roads passable and safe. Please note the following to ensure a safe winter season for all.

Trash and recycling: Unless the roads are closed, Paine’s will be out collecting trash/recycling on their regular schedule. Have your barrels out by 6 a.m. If you choose not to put out your trash/recycling due to a storm, your barrels will not be emptied until your next scheduled pickup.

Barrels should be placed at the end of your driveway in a location accessible to the trash hauler and at least two feet from the roadway — not in the street or on top of a snowbank.

Paine’s has an email alert system that will notify you of any changes to your service schedule due to a holiday or inclement weather. Sign up at

Driveways: Before your final cleanup, check to see if the street has been plowed to the curb. If it has, you should be safe to clean the end of your driveway. If it hasn’t, rest assured the plow will be back to make another pass and fill up the end of your driveway. You can reduce the amount of snow deposited in your driveway by shoveling or plowing snow to the right side of your driveway as you face the street. Do not shovel or plow snow into the street. It creates a hazard and you may be liable in the case of an accident.

Mailboxes: During the winter season, it is inevitable that some mailboxes will fall victim to winter’s forces. In accordance with Granby Town Ordinance, the town will repair or replace a mailbox that is damaged as the result of direct contact with a town snow plow. Mailboxes that are damaged from the force of snow thrown against them are not eligible for repair. If your mailbox is damaged, you may report it to public works and a department employee will investigate the damage, determine the cause and schedule repairs if applicable.

Parking: Granby Town Ordinance prohibits the parking of any vehicle on a town road from the start of a storm until 12 hours after the storm has ended. Vehicles that violate the parking ban may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Sidewalks: Granby Town Ordinance requires a homeowner whose property abuts a sidewalk to keep the sidewalk clean of snow and ice. Residents have up to eight hours after the end of the storm to clear the sidewalk. If the storm occurs overnight, residents have up to eight hours after sunrise to clear the sidewalk

Sand: Sand mixed with salt is available at 166 Salmon Brook Street (Granby Animal Shelter), opposite McLean Game Refuge. Residents of Granby may take one 5-gallon bucket at a time.

Child Safety: Never allow children to play on snowbanks along the side of the road. The plow may return to push back snowbanks and even in good conditions, it is difficult for a driver to see children.