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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

5/21/24 Town Budget Referendum Results: Total Votes=174, Yes=54, No=120. Budget Failed.  

Trash and Recycling Pick up will be delayed one day this week due to the Memorial Day Holiday

Pick up will occur on Friday, May 31, 2024

Transfer Station


The following are the Saturday dates that the Chaplin Transfer Station will be open for the winter season. The Saturday hours will be from 9 AM to 4 PM:

1/20/2024; 02/03/2024; 02/17/2024; 03/02/2024; 03/16/2024; 03/30/2024; 04/13/2024; 4/27/2024.

The transfer Station will be open weekly on Saturdays begining May 4, 2024.

Chaplin's Trash & Recycling Center is located at 456 Phoenixville Road (Rt. 198) (next to the Town Garage)

Hazardous Waste

The majority of Chaplin's trash is incinerated at one of Connecticut's three trash incinerators. Toxic chemicals such as mercury, lead, cadmium & brominated fire retardants can potentially pollute the air during the incineration process or the soil and water where the ash residue is land filled. Half of Connecticut's mercury pollution comes from our trash incinerators!

Most hazardous waste should be taken to the MidNEROC Chemical Waste Facility in Willington.  This includes the following items:

Cell Phones*
Household Cleaners
Paints (oil-based, lead)


Rechargeable Batteries*

(alkaline batteries can go in household trash)

*Rechargeable batteries and cell phones may also be recycled at no cost at many retailers, including Home Depot, Staples, Radio Shack, Best Buy, Whole Foods Market and Ikea.

**Fluorescent bulbs may also be recycled at no cost at Home Depot, Ace Hardware and Ikea.


MidNEROC Chemical Waste Facility

57 Hancock Road

Willington, CT
Phone:    (860) 289-2296

Hours:    9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the 3rd Saturday of the month beginning on the 3rd Saturday in April and ending with the 3rd Saturday in October.



This practice is also a way of reducing waste while, at the same time, creating a product useful as a garden mulch, soil amendment or potting mix.  Fruit and vegetable peels, cores or rinds and other non- animal kitchen scraps can be combined with grass clippings, leaves, weeds & other biodegradable materials to make this product.  Much information is generally available on the best methods of establishing a compost area.  A useful website to visit is www.compostinfo.com.


Fee Schedule

Cubic Yards

Vehicle Load Description Fee
Up to 1/2 Passenger Car Load, SUV Load, Van Load with seats in place $10.00
1/2 to 1 Van and SUV Loads with no seats or with seats folded down $15.00
1 to 1 1/2 Small Pickup Load $25.00
1 1/2 to 2 Full size pickup load with 6 or 8 foot beds $35.00
  Mattresses and/or Box Spring No Charge
  Appliances that require CFC removal such as refrigerators and air conditioners $10.00 each
  Other appliances $5.00 each
  Electronics - computers, printers, monitors, televisions, etc. and fluorescent bulbs (tubes and compact fluorescent)  No Charge
  Tires (Any agricultural (tractor) tire AND any truck tire larger than rim size 24.5" is no longer accepted.  Please note that the largest acceptable tire is the typical tractor trailer tire size which is usually 22.5" or 24.5".  All passenger type tires are accepted.)

Up to 19.5": $3.00

19.5"- 24.5": $12.00

  Metal No Charge
Car batteries No Charge
Motor Oil No Charge
  Brush per load - Small Truck $8.00
Brush per load - Full Size Pickup $10.00
Brush per load - Trailer