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Residents are allowed 2 curbside bulky waste pickups per year. Residents may schedule a bulky waste pickup by calling Willimantic Waste Paper (WWP) at 860-423-4527 or by going to the WWP website to reserve a pick up via online reservation. The quantity of materials placed for a curbside bulky waste pile should be equivalent to what would fit in a standard pickup truck bed, not to exceed 6ft x 10ft x 4ft. Curbside bulky waste pickups are not for intended for entire house/apartment cleanouts. Very large quantities of bulky waste should be brought to the transfer station for a fee, or properly disposed of commercially (i.e., dumpster service). Household furniture (including mattresses) - Maximum of two pieces per pick up. Wooden items; such as chairs, bureaus, etc. can exceed limit of two pieces. Tires - Maximum of four automobile and / or small pickup truck tires. They cannot be on the metal rims, no large truck tires. Metal - Maximum length of eight feet. Maximum weight of 50 pounds per piece. Scrap Wood - A neat pile not to exceed four feet wide, eight feet long and three feet high. PLEASE NOTE: Construction debris such as shower surrounds, sinks, tubs, toilets, sheet-rock, or roof shingles are not eligible for bulky waste pickup and should be either delivered directly to the Transfer Station or removed by a private contractor. Appliances that contain Freon (i.e. refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, humidifiers/dehumidifiers) are Not eligible for bulky waste pickup, but accepted at the Rogers Road Transfer Station.
The City has contracted with Willimantic Waste Paper Inc. to perform trash and recycling hauling services, and bulky waste collection services. Willimantic Waste can be reached at 860-423-4527 or at www.williwaste.com.
Yes, at a cost. Weekly backyard service for trash and biweekly for recyclables is $485 per year. If you are a relatively small waste generator, and can hold your trash for 2 weeks at a time, you may purchase bi-weekly (every other week) backyard service for $242.50 per year. Please contact the Department of Public Works at 860-823-3798 for more information.