Orange offers multiple ways for residents to recycle. Many recyclables can go in the blue residential bins, pulse there is recycling at the town Transfer Station. The Orange Recycling Committee (ORC) is
dedicated to increasing recycling options. We are please to share the following tips and information.


For questions about recycling in Orange, email Orange Recycling.

  • Annual Shredding & Mattress Recycling Day is April 28, 2018, from 9AM - Noon at High Plains Community Center. FREE! Check back for details
  • To procure an additional resident recycling bin, please contact Public Works office at 203-891-4712. The cost is $50.00 per bin.
  • Plastic bags and wraps - DO NOT put in your recycling bin. Put clean, dry plastic film packaging, bags and wraps in designated bins at local stores or the plastic bag recycling shed at the Transfer Station. Shed is located on your left at the bottom of the hill with this sign:

Recycle Pickup Days

This is a reminder to put your container out at the curb the NIGHT BEFORE  your scheduled day.  The pick up time is sometimes very early, this will assure your bin is not missed.

Holiday Schedule

When a holiday falls on your pickup day, your pickup will be on the next day, and the rest of the week will be a day later. If needed Friday pick up will be on Saturday. Monday holidays will not impact the pick up schedules for the week.

Click on map below to see scheduled recycle pick up.

Recycling Pickup Days Map

Safe & Free Disposal of Household Chemicals

Single-Stream Recycling

Greater participation in recycling has a two-fold impact: more recycling revenue and less disposal costs. Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt explains, "Increased recycling by residents has an absolute direct impact on the town's bottom line and our property taxes."

The easiest way for Orange residents to recycle? Single-stream! Single-stream recycling is a system in which recyclable materials - newspaper, magazines, glass, steel, aluminum and plastic - are placed, unsorted, in one recycling bin and picked up curbside weekly. That's convenient!

non sorting recycle guide

State Regulations

It is against state regulations to mix recyclables with disposal waste.
  • All recyclables are to be separated and either put in the blue bins at curbside or taken to the transfer station and deposited in bins marked for recyclables, as posted at the station.
  • If this is not done, the town may be cited with penalties.
  • For what is considered recyclable, refer to the CRRA Recycling Information effective July 1, 2011 (PDF)
All organization, school, and commercial site recyclables are not allowed at curbside. Arrangements for their proper disposal must be handled by private haulers.


Effective January 1, 2011 all electronic items, known as e-waste, will not be allowed in the hopper at the Orange Transfer Station according to a new state statute.

A sign is displayed to direct you to a trailer for disposal.


Bottle Bill
Effective October 1, 2009, the Bottle Bill was expanded to include non-carbonated water up to 3 liters in size with a 5-cent redemption value. Redeem at the local store that sold the container.