Solid Waste & Recycling


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there will be a suspension of all Bulky Waste pick-ups throughout Norwich. Please do not place these items curbside until after this suspension has been lifted. The automated citywide trash and recycling pick-up will continue as scheduled. Please do not place any additional trash or recyclables near the containers as the drivers will not be getting out of the trucks to perform any hand collections.
We ask for our customer’s patience in these difficult times. Please call Norwich Public Works @ 860-823-3798 with any questions. When the collection is resumed, you are asked to call Willimantic Waste Paper 860-423-4527 to schedule a Bulky Waste pick-up.

Where Can I Recycle or Dispose of...?

The Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resources Recovery Authority maintains an interactive link for how to recycle, or otherwise dispose of, several types of household items. To inquire about disposal of any items click here.

Other Resources


Composting your food scraps at home:

  • Reduces the volume of trash, thereby reducing Norwich’s hauling fees
  • Produces organic matter that returns nutrients to your soil
  • Helps eliminate odors in the stored trash

The Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority sells compost bins.

Composting Information Resources