Sanitation Division - Public Works

The City Sanitation District collects garbage and recyclables in the downtown area of Middletown.  Residents and businesses in the District pay a separate fee for this service.   All garbage is collected by an automated truck.  All residents must have a brown or green cart which can be serviced by this vehicle.  Only household trash can be placed in the cart.  Recycling and bulk waste must be handled separately.

On March 3, 2014, the Common Council adopted new ordinances, Sections 253-23 to 253-26, which require that all garbage carts and recycling bins be removed from the curbside within 24 hours of pick up.  A fine of $25 will be issued for each violation. Please note that each continuing day of noncompliance shall constitute a separate violation.

Sanitation District Guidelines outline procedures for regular garbage disposal, recycling and bulk waste collection. 

Sanitation Garbage and Recycling Schedule - in June 2016 collection routes were re organized to accommodate the implementation of automated recycling collection.   Now, recycling and garbage are picked up on the same day.  Recycling is every other week, garbage is every week. 

For additional information on collection procedures, billing or recycling regulations, contact the Public Works Administrative office at (860) 638-4850.