• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.


New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Solid Waste & Recycling


 Reduce. Reuse. Recycle


What Goes Where?


Weekly collection:       

The solid waste and recycling division of public works provides weekly curbside collection of refuse, recycling, and seasonal waste (leaves, holiday trees).

  • All refuse and recycling containers must be curbside by 8:00 AM
  • The green city refuse containers should be placed within 2 feet of the curb and at least 3 feet away from all obstacles, including your recycle bin, vehicles, telephone poles and street signs.
  • If you have more than one 90 gallon city refuse container please allow for a minimum of 3 feet between the containers so that pick up can happen without any problems.

Single Stream Recycling Information:

All recyclables should be placed in a recycling, and should be placed curbside at the same time as your refuse container.

Curbside Single Stream Recycling Collection: Place the following types of items loose into the blue recycling bin:
  • Numbers #1-7 Plastics – All plastic bottles and tubs
  • Metal food containers, soda cans
  • aluminum cans
  • Glass food and beverage containers, all colors
  • Paper milk and juice cartons, cereal boxes and similar paper
  • Newspaper, magazines & catalogs
  • Office paper, folders, junk mail, phone books, paperback books,
  • Corrugated cardboard, broken down into small pieces that fit in the recycle bin
  • clean aluminum foil and aluminum plates

Additional recycling containers may be purchased at the New London Transfer Station.  If your recycle bin becomes damaged you may bring it to the transfer station for free replacement.

Holiday Collection Schedule:

The normal collection of refuse and recycling will be delayed by one (1) day following the listed holidays, with Friday’s pick-up moved to Saturday.

  • New Year’s Day 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
  • Presidents’ Day 
  • Good Friday 
  • Memorial Day 
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day 
  • Columbus Day 
  • Veterans’ Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Christmas Day                    

    Transfer Station/Recycling Center:

    63 Lewis St; New London
    (860) 447-5248

    The Solid Waste Division maintains and operates the City’s Transfer Station and Recycling Center.  This facility is open to all New London residents and Non residents, under a Fee Schedule

    Transfer Station/Recycling Center Hours of operation

     Monday - Friday 7:30 - 11:30 AM; 12:30 - 3:00 PM

    First Saturday of the month & Saturdays after Holidays:

         7:30 -  11:30 AM; 12:30 - 3:00 PM

    Any questions, please contact the Transfer Station/Recycling Center,  (860) 447-5248. 

    Contact Information

    Address: 63 Lewis St
    New London, CT 06320

    Phone: (860) 447-5248, (860) 447-5250
    Fax: (860) 447-5228      

    David Denoia
    Public Works Superintendent



    Quincy Jones
    Solid Waste & Recycling Crew Leader