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495 Phoenixville Road, Chaplin, CT 06235

Windham County Connecticut

 Phone: (860) 455-0073

 Fax: (860) 455-0027

 Email: assistant@chaplinct.org

Trash & Recycling

Curbside Pickup

Rolling trash & recyclable carts (you must use the carts that are provided) are picked up every Thursday.  Below is the holiday schedule for 2017:

Legal Holiday

Day Observed


New Year’s Day

Sunday, January 1, 2017

No change in schedule

Martin Luther King's Day

Monday, January 16, 2017

No change in schedule

Lincoln's Birthday

Monday, February 13, 2017

No change in schedule

Washington's Birthday

Monday, February 20, 2017

No change in schedule

Good Friday

Friday, April 14, 2017

No change in schedule

Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017

Pick up on Friday, 6/2/17

Independence Day

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pick up on Friday, 7/7/17

Labor Day

Monday, September 4, 2017

Pick up on Friday, 9/8/17

Columbus Day

Monday, October 9, 2017

No change in schedule

Veterans' Day

Friday, November 10, 2017

No change in schedule

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pick up on Friday, 11/24/17

Christmas Day

Monday, December 25, 2017

Pick up on Friday, 12/29/17

New Years Day

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pick up on Friday, 1/5/18


Curbside pickup for Chaplin is done by Willimantic Waste Paper Company, Inc. Trash carts are normally 95 gallon (44" H x 34" L x 25" W). If you have difficulty moving this size cart, you can request a smaller 65-gallon one instead. All trash in the carts must be in bags, and carts should be placed 18" from the edge of the road.

Acceptable Recyclable Items Include:

Juice & Milk Cartons
Paperboard Boxes (e.g, Cereal Boxes, Tissue Boxes, Egg Cartons)
Metal (Small)
Aerosol Cans (Empty)
Aluminum Cans
Foil & Trays
Pots and Pans
Steel Cans
Envelopes (Window Okay)
File Folders
Hard & Soft Cover Books
Junk Mail
Multi 3-ply Paper
Office Paper
Phone Books
School Papers
Plastic, most #1-5 and #7 items (View code list)
Detergent Bottles
Plastic Buckets
Plastic Crates
Plastic Milk Jugs
Soda Bottles
Water Bottles
Yogurt Containers


The Following Items Are Not Allowed In The Recycling Cart:

Bubble Wrap
Food Waste in Containers (Food Containers Must Be Rinsed Clean)
Hazardous or Biohazard Waste
Needles or Syringes
Plastic Bags*
Polystyrene Foam (Styrofoam™)
Trash or Plastic Bagged Iitems


*Many supermarkets provide drop-off bins where they will accept plastic bags for recycling. Or, better yet, get reusable bags for your shopping.

Following this new procedure carefully is not only healthier for the environment; it also can result in savings of $8,000 or more per year for the Town. The Town of Chaplin pays roughly $60,000 a year for trash disposal of some 800 tons. Effective July 1, the Town will be paid at least $5 per ton for all recyclables, while the cost of trash is $72 a ton. Accordingly, this is what's called a win-win type of solution. It definitely does pay for us to recycle.





Curbside Collection Container Policy


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