Recycling center offers guidelines

The New Milford Public Works Department has made changes regarding the town’s recycling center along Young’s Field Road.

Apply for a sticker

A new sticker application must be completed for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

The form is available at the center, at the Department of Public Works and online at and

Fees are $20 per resident per vehicle, $40 for a small business per vehicle and free for seniors aged 65 or older.

New hours

New year-round hours will begin Sept. 1.

The center will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., but closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mattress recycling

Connecticut is the first state with a statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs.

Mattress recycling would be free only if the mattress has no contamination.

Instructions for free recycling are available on the center’s website.

If the mattress or box spring has to go into bulky waste, current fees will apply.

Textile recycling

The town has partnered with the Salvation Army to accept textile recycling.

Textiles include but aren't limited to footwear (shoes, heels, pumps, boots and sneakers, etc.); clothing (clothes, jeans, pants, underwear and coats, etc.); accessories (hats, pocketbooks, belts, duffle bags, bathrobes, gloves and ties, etc.); and linens (sheets, blankets, draperies, dish towels, comforters and throw rugs, etc.).

The partnership with the Salvation Army will provide the recycling center with revenue.


The center has its own website, which is under construction at

For more information, visit the town’s recycling center site at