Recycling & Transfer Station

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


For questions about recycling in Orange, email Orange Recycling.

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  • Annual Shredding & Mattress Recycling Day is April 28, 2018, from 9AM - Noon at High Plains Community Center. FREE! Check back for details
  • HAZWASTE CENTRAL WILL BE OPEN ON MAY 12, 2018 through OCTOBER 27, 2018 9am - NOON!
  • If you’re moving: Recycle bins belong to the home. When moving DO NOT TAKE the recycle bin with you.
  • To obtain 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.

Recycle Pickup Days

Residential recycling pick-up is weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. See map for which streets are on which day. Pick up may be early in the day so put your bin out the night before if desired. Face the bin towards the street as you see your neighbors have it.
Holidays: 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.
Snow: If there is a large snowstorm where roads are impacted so the recycling trucks can’t get through, the recycling schedule will get bumped by a day, as described for holidays above.Scheduling changes will be posted on Facebook as possible.

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."

What is 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!