Transfer Station / Recycling Center
The Transfer Station is a processing site where Trumbull, Monroe, and Easton residents can bring their local waste and recycling items. Waste is temporarily collected before it is transported to disposal in an incinerator, landfill, hazardous waste, or recycling facility.
Hours of Operation
The Transfer Station is currently open for Trumbull, Monroe, and Easton residents only. Our regular operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:00 AM - 2:45 PM and Saturday 7:00 AM to 11:45 AM. Residents are limited to one trip per day.
The Transfer Station is closed for the following holidays:
- Christmas Day
Team Transfer Station Guidelines
- Trumbull Residents: Driver’s License is required.
- Monroe Residents: Payment must be made by credit/debit card only directly at the Transfer Station. Tickets are no long being sold.
- Easton Residents: Tickets may be purchased at Easton Town Hall, OR payment may be made by credit/debit card directly at the transfer station.
- The Transfer Station does not accept any organic composting material (yard waste/brush) from residents of Monroe or Easton.
- No tickets are required for recyclables, scrap metal, electronics, batteries, residential motor oil, residential cooking oil, and antifreeze.
- Propane Tanks
- Rocks, Dirt or Sand
Recycling at Transfer Station
No tickets/payment required for Easton and Monroe residents.
Single Stream Recycling
The Town of Trumbull is a single stream recycler. All recyclables may be brought to the Transfer Station. Place all residential recyclables over a green wall next to the main building marked "Single Stream Recycling." Please refer to What's In What's Out (PDF) for acceptable items. Please flatten boxes and no plastic bags.
Scrap Metal Recycling
Place all scrap metal items over a gray wall marked "Metal."
Electronic Waste Recycling
Used electronics are collected in a separate container at the transfer station. Please refer to the list of accepted electronics prior to drop off.
- rinsed glass bottles
- food jars
- wine and liquor bottles
Please do not include redeemable glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, ceramic, or lightbulbs. No caps, lids, or corks.
The Town of Trumbull now has a separate ‘GLASS ONLY’ recycling container at the Trumbull Transfer Station!
Why Recycle Glass Separately?
While it is convenient for residents to mix recyclables in the same bin, the sorting process for mixed recycling is not perfect. Machines and employees cannot remove all the contamination that occurs in the recycling bin, and this contamination can result in rejected loads that end up in the landfill.
Trumbull’s recycling is collected either by a private hauler or directly at the Transfer Station. Once collected, it is transported to one of two facilities where the mixed recyclables are carried along a conveyor belt to a separator which divides paper items as magnets and electric currents separate metals and infrared lasers sort the different types of plastic. The sorted recyclables are then baled and sold as commodities to companies for reuse.
Partially filled containers, soggy boxes, plastic bags, and shattered bottles all represent types of contamination that can compromise the quality of our recycling.
Broken glass is a big problem.
Broken shards of glass can attach themselves to the other recyclables in the bin and contaminate them. Conversely, the glass bottles and jars can also be contaminated by the bits and pieces of paper, bottle caps, metal, and straws from the mixed recycling. Facilities can either pay to have the glass cleaned but if that is not possible, the contaminated glass is sent to landfills.
The solution is simple.
When you separate glass from mixed recycling, each recycling stream is freed from contamination by the other, and the value for each recycled commodity improves. The clean, separated glass can be sold and recycled into new bottles and jars or other products such as industrial filler for cement, and the higher quality mixed recycling commodities become more marketable.
- Collect glass bottles and jars only
- Rinse. Remove lids or caps and place those in recycle bin
- No: mirrors or window glass; drinking glasses; glass, ceramic, or clay plates, cups, pots or bakeware; and no lightbulbs
- Bring clean bottles and jars during regular Transfer Station hours and place in bin (pictured below)
Glass Recycling Resources: Click below for more information
- CT DEEP Launch Article
- CT DEEP Glass Plan PDF
- Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority Program Overview
Additional Items for Recycling
- Car Batteries
- Cooking Oil
- Motor Oil
Place all items inside the main building.
- Leaves (Town residents: free; Commercial: tickets are $35 each, available at the Public Works Administration Building)
- Tree Limbs (four feet long and six-inch diameter)
- Propane Tanks
- Rocks, Dirt, or Sand
- Lumber / wood longer than 4 feet
- Plastic bags: for recycling options see Sustainable Trumbull's Plastic Film Collection and Monthly Recycling Drive
- Railroad Ties or Logs with Creosote
Disposal Fees Required
Demolition tickets are required; it is $12 per 125 pounds. Residents may pay for disposal of demolition materials at the Transfer Station; credit/debit cards only accepted.
- Ceramic tile
- Roof Shingles
The cost of tire disposal is $2 per tire.
Learn how to properly dispose of paint and paint cans.
Single Stream Recycling in Curbside Bins
Please refer to What's In What's Out (PDF) for acceptable items. Please flatten boxes and no plastic bags.
If greater capacity is needed, additional Recycling Blue Bins may be purchased at the Highway Department for $5, exact cash or credit card only accepted.
The Highway Department is located at 366 Church Hill Road and is open between the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information, telephone the Highway Department at 203-452-5070 or 203-452-5071.
Christmas Tree Disposal
The Town does not pick up "live" Christmas trees curbside. They should be taken by your trash hauler, or they can be brought by the homeowner to the TEaM Transfer Station on Spring Hill Road.
Trumbull residents may bring “live” Christmas trees to the TEaM Transfer Station on Spring Hill Road for free disposal.
Please note that trees should not be in plastic bags and all decorations such as tinsel, ornaments and lights must be removed.
Alternatively, you may directly contact your residential trash hauler to ask if arrangements can be made through them for curbside pick-up of “live” Christmas Trees.