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What We Do

The Transfer Station receives materials such as garbage, recyclable materials, household and yard waste from residents and garbage haulers. These collected materials are reloaded and prepared for transport to burn plants and recycling centers. In addition, we organize and conduct Household Hazardous Waste Days on a annual basis.

Specifically receiving:

Construction demolition materials
Brush and yard waste
Household garbage - either delivered directly by authorized citizens or collected and delivered by private haulers
Recyclable materials
Waste oil
Car batteries
Propane tanks

For a sticker fee of $45.00 per houshold per year, which runs from July1st to June 30th. Residents are welcomed to bring their materials to the Transfer Station. Transfer Station Sticker Applications may be downloaded from this site or may be obtained at the Scale House a the Transfer Station. Applications may be downloaded from this site or may be obtained at the Scale House at the Transfer Station.

• You must provide a current registration for each vehicle to receive a dump sticker.
• The fee is $45.00 per household per year regardless of the number of vehicles.
• If you live in New Canaan but have a leased car or car registered outside of New Canaan, you must prove residency (drivers license and current utility bill)
• If you own property in New Canaan but do not reside here you must prove ownership (a copy of your New Canaan Property Tax, Mortgage, or utility bill) and a driver’s license.

For all questions call the Transfer Station at (203) 594-3711

Some additional fees, as listed below, may be required for:

Construction demolition (including wood, sheetrock, roofing materials, etc.) Contractors $125.00 / ton
Residents $125.00 / ton with "first 300 pounds" free for each visit

Brush and yard waste (including any yard materials, except leaves which can be deposited at the Highway Leaf Composting Facility).

Contractors: $100.00 a ton
Residents: $100.00 / ton with "first 300 pounds" free for each visit.

Contractors do not get the 300 lbs. free even if the resident is with them.

Contractors are required to have a form filled out in order to dump material

Click here for form.

Name and address of resident is required for contractors to dump material.

Household garbage, recyclables, waste oil, propane tanks and tires.

Contractors: $85.00 a ton.
Residents: $45.00 per houshold per year....... all cars must be registered at the Transfer Station. 

Contact Us

Main Number: 203-594-3703
Fax Number: 203-594-3702
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Closed on the following Holidays
New Year's Day Labor Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day Christmas Day

Holiday Hours 7:30a.m. - 2:15p.m.
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents' Day
Good Friday
Columbus Day
Veterans' Day

Please check the News and Events section of for any changes to Standard or Holiday hours.

James Rogers Superintendent of Solid Waste
Don Smith Assistant Superintendent of Solid Waste
Kristi Ready, Administrative Assistant

139 Lakeview Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

Recycling Facts & Links

Recycling Facts
Transfer Station Brochure

Single Stream Recycling at the Transfer Station


Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Day
September 15, 2018 - Household Hazardous Waste Day - 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Wastewater Plant (394 Main Street).
The Town of New Canaan Residents are allowed to attend Hazardous Waste Days of surrounding Towns on the following list at no cost to the residents. Click here for a list of surrounding Towns.

Please have drivers license or registration readily available No commercial (business) loads accepted

What is household hazardous waste?
Household hazardous waste can be any improperly discarded product that can be classified as toxic (poisonous), corrosive, flammable or reactive (explosive). Such products can be found in most homes, garages or workshops and when improperly disposed of can poison people and animals and pollute the home and natural environments. Reading label precautions can identify many of these products. Look for the words: Poison, Corrosive, Toxic, Volatile, Flammable, Caution, Danger, or Warning.

How do I transport these materials safely?
Bring materials in original containers securely closed
Pack containers in sturdy, upright boxes and pad with newspaper if necessary
Never mix chemicals together
Never smoke or eat while handling hazardous materials
Leaking or broken containers must be contained
Do not leave vehicle unless instructed to do so!!

What do I bring?

From the workbench:
Oil based paints
Stains and varnishes
Wood preservatives
Paint strippers/thinners
Aerosol cans

From the garage:
Engine cleaner
Brake fluid
Car wax, polishes
Driveway sealers
Roofing tar
Swimming pool chemicals

From the yard:
Insecticides, pesticides
Chemical fertilizers
Weed killers
Moth balls
Flea control products
From the house:
Rubber cement
Fiberglass resins
Photo chemicals
Chemistry sets
Furniture polish
Floor and metal polish
Oven cleaners
Drain and toilet cleaners
Spot removers
Rug and upholstery cleaners
Fluorescent light bulbs

What not to bring !!
Latex paints
Empty containers
Commercial generated wastes
Radioactive wastes/Smoke detectors
Biological wastes
Prescription medicines/Syringes
Oil and antifreeze
Car batteries
Dry cell batteries
Propane tanks 

How to dispose of Unwanted Medications

How to dispose of unwanted medications - Fact Sheet

NEW CANAAN, TOWN OF - POLICE: Medication Drop Box

Medication drop boxes are secured in the lobby of the police department and are accessible anytime the department is open. Items accepted are over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, medication samples, medications for household pets, medicated lotions or ointments. Items that will not be accepted are needles or other sharps, hazardous waste, thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, etc.). No questions asked, just drop the unwanted medications in and they will be safely and securely destroyed.
Hours: 24 hr. /7 days

Mercury Toxic, Persistent, Preventable

Mercury, a useful but toxic metal, is being phased out of many industrial and consumer uses.

However, some mercury can be released to the environment from consumer items discarded
as solid waste and from mercury dumped down household drains.

Considering acceptable alternatives to mercury and responsible handling of mercury-containing wastes will help keep mercury out of the environment.

The Town of New Canaan Public Works Department wants you to prevent mercury from contaminating our environment by:

1. Reducing your use of mercury containing items
2. Recycling what you can
3. Disposing of ALL mercury waste properly--------you can keep mercury out of the water and the atmosphere.

Please view this important link:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does our garbage go?
At the present time, the garbage is being hauled to garbage to energy plants located in New York and Connecticut
Recyclable materials are brought to a recycling processing center in Stamford, Connecticut..

Can I bring paints to the Transfer Station?
Latex paints can be dried out in cans. Drying time may be shortened by adding kitty litter and then brought to the Transfer Station. Oil paints are to be held until our hazardous waste day is held locally in New Canaan or in participating neighboring Towns. Time and location will be advertised appropriately well before the event.

Participating towns include:
Darien Stamford Westport
Greenwich Weston Norwalk

Do I need a permit?
Yes, For or a sticker fee of $45.00 per household per year, residents are welcome to bring their materials to the Transfer Station. Transfer Station Sticker Applications may be downloaded from this site Click here or may be obtained at the Scale House at the Transfer Station.

Can I bring my leaves to the Transfer Station?
No. The State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection does not allow leaves to be dumped at the Transfer Station. Residents can bring their leaves to the composting site on Lapham Road only. Please contact the Highway Department at 203-594-3704 for composting hours.