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Vernon Public Works FAQs

ADDITIONAL REFUSE & RECYCLING CARTS
Additional refuse and recycling carts may be purchased for $95 each. Mail a check payable to the Town of Vernon to the Public Works Department, 375 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066.   Don't forget to include your contact information and the address where the cart is to be delivered.
 
AEROSOL CAN DISPOSAL
If the aerosol can is empty or contains a non-hazardous substance such as cooking spray, it may be placed in your recycling container. If the can contained a hazardous waste such as spray paint and is empty, place in your refuse can or cart. If aerosol can is not empty, it may be disposed of at one of the hazardous waste collections.
 
ANTIFREEZE & WASTE MOTOR OIL
Antifreeze and waste motor oil will be accepted at the Transfer Station free of charge (permit & punchcard not required). The Transfer Station is located on Hockanum Boulevard (off Rt. 83 and across from Spare Time Bowling) and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 am-4 pm and Sundays 12 noon-4 pm.
 
ASH DISPOSAL
Ashes from coal or wood stoves will not be collected curbside. These may be disposed of at the Public Works Garage located at 383 Hartford Turnpike (Rt. 30). The ash dumpster is outside the fence near the front gate and is easily accessible at all times.
 
AUTOMATED CARTS
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions
 
BOOKS, DVDs, VHS TAPES & CASSETTES
All soft and hardcover books as well as DVDs, VHS tapes and cassettes may now be recycled. A collection container is located at the Transfer Station. If possible,  please box your books, etc. as boxes are stacked within the container. The Transfer Station is located on Hockanum Boulevard (off Rt. 83 and across from Spare Time Bowling) and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 am-4 pm and Sundays 12 noon-4 pm. A permit and punchcard are not required for this.
 
BATTERIES

  • Alkaline or household batteries may be disposed of with regular household refuse.
  • Rechargeable or NiCad batteries may be disposed of at either one of our Hazardous Waste Collection Dates or at Home Depot, Radio Shack or Sears Hardware.
  • Lead acid batteries (automotive, marine, lawn & garden) will be accepted at the Transfer Station free of charge (permit & punchcard are not required). The Transfer Station is located on Hockanum Boulevard (off Rt. 83 and across from Spare Time Bowling) and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 am-4 pm and Sundays 12 noon-4 pm.

 
BURNABLE ITEM DROP-OFF DATES

Click here for drop off dates.

CALENDAR - REFUSE & RECYCLING
Click here for calendar.
 
CARDBOARD
Cardboard is recyclable. It is important that it be cut up small enough so that it does not create a jam in the recycling cart. A jam could result in your cart not being completely emptied. Large amounts of cardboard may be disposed of at the Transfer Station, located on Hockanum Boulevard (off Rt. 83 and across from Spare Time Bowling). Hours of operation are Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 am-4 pm and Sundays 12 noon-4 pm. Permit and punchcard not required for disposal of cardboard.
 
CASHO
CASHO is the Connecticut Association of Street & Highway Officials, Inc.  The CASHO Magazine, Highways & Byways, is published semi-annually to an audience of 1000+ Directors, Administrators, Presidents and decision making professionals.  Each issue is packed with informative articles on the latest trends in construction and maintenance of highways, streets and road infrastructure as well as upcoming CASHO event dates and highlights of CASHO events. Below are two articles from Highways & Byways highlighting the Town of Vernon’s Public Works Department:  1. Vernon feature, 2. 2010 Snow Plow Roadeo.

CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL
Click here for Christmas tree disposal information.

COMPOSTING
Click here for composting information.
 
CREOC RESIDENT MANIFEST FORM

Click here for a household hazardous waste form.
 
CURBSIDE COLLECTION HOURS
Refuse and recycling collection hours will be 6 am-2:30 pm year round. Refuse and recycling must be placed to the curb no later than 6 am on collection day and no more than 24 hours in advance.
 
DEAD ANIMALS
Animal carcasses/feces must be disposed of on site and at least 75 feet from private wells. Cannot be disposed of with refuse.
 
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
Click here for electronics recycling information.
 
FIRE EXTINGUISHER DISPOSAL
Fire extinguishers, once emptied, should be treated like metal items. They may be disposed free of charge (permit & punchcard are not required) at the Transfer Station.To empty, expel contents into a plastic garbage bag and place that bag in tan refuse container. The extinguisher itself cannot be disposed of in the tan refuse cart.

FLUORESCENT LIGHT DISPOSAL
Fluorescent tubes and household compact fluorescent lightbulbs may be disposed of free of charge (permit & punchcard not required) at the Transfer Station located on Hockanum Boulevard.
 
FREON UNITS
Freon units (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers) may be disposed of at the Transfer Station or by scheduling a Weekly Paid Bulk Pickup. A permit and punchcard are required for disposal of freon units;  punchcard will receive 3 punches per freon unit. Call the Public Works Office at 860-870-3500 for more information or to schedule a paid bulk pickup.
 
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Click here for household hazardous waste collection dates.
 
HAZARDOUS WASTE ITEMS ACCEPTABLE\UNACCEPTABLE
Click here for list of items that are acceptable and not acceptable at household hazardous waste collection days.
 
HOLIDAY REFUSE & RECYCLING COLLECTION

Click here for the holiday refuse and recycling collection schedule.
 
LEAF BINS
Click here for information about depositing leaves in town provide leaf-bins.
 
LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM - BAGGED LEAF PICKUP
Click here for details about bagged leaf pickup.

LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Click here for frequently asked questions about the leaf collection program.
 
LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM - STREET LISTINGS
Click here for the Leaf Collection street listing.

MATTRESSES and BOX SPRINGS
Click here for information about disposing of mattresses and box springs.

METAL DISPOSAL
Click here for information about metal disposal.
 
MULCH
This is available at the Transfer Station to Vernon residents free of charge (permit & punchcard not required). Proof of residency is required. In addition, the Public Works Department will deliver 4 cubic yards of mulch (if available) for $60. Please call the office at 860-870-3500 for more information.
 
NEEDLES/SYRINGES
Place sharps in opaque plastic container (such as a laundry detergent container). Seal container with original lid and wrap with duct tape. Label the container "Do Not Recycle" and place in refuse cart.
 
PAINT DISPOSAL

Click here for information about paint disposal.

PAINTCARE.ORG
Click here for information about paintcare.org.
 
PHONE BOOKS
Phone books may now be recycled. Place in either the blue recycling cart or the orange recycling bin. In addition, a collection container is located in front of the Public Works Garages at 375 Hartford Turnpike. To opt out of delivery of some or all of the phone books that you currently receive, see Yellow Pages Opt Out below.
 
POTHOLES
Click here for information about potholes.
 
PRESS RELEASES/CABLE TV/TOWN WEBSITE
Announcements are sent to the local news sources, such as the Journal Inquirer and Vernon Patch, the town website and the public access cable television station for publication several days in advance. Please check these sources for needed information. A storm-related refuse change is unusual and would be announced on the local radio station – WTIC-AM 1080.
 
RECYCLING
Click here for recycling information.
 
RECYCLING DATA
Click here for Vernon's recycling data. 
 
RECYCLING - QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
Click here for information about single stream recycling.
 
REFUSE
Click here for refuse collection information.
 
REFUSE DATA
Click here for Vernon's municipal solid waste data.         
 
SIMPLE RECYCLING - PINK BAG
Click here for more information about the Simple Recycling Pink Bag clothing and textile recycling.
 
TRANSFER STATION
Click here for information about transfer station operations and services.
 
TRANSFER STATION - Holiday Closings
Click here for the Transfer Station holiday schedule.

TRANSFER STATION - Permit & Punchcard Not Required
Click here for information about items that can be dropped at the Transfer Station without a punch card.

TRANSFER STATION PUNCHCARD RATES
Click here for Transfer Station punchcard rates.
 
UNWANTED MEDICATION DISPOSAL
Click here for information about safely disposing of unwanted medications.
 
USED CLOTHING & SHOES
A collection container is located in front of the Public Works Garages at 375 Hartford Turnpike.
 
WEEKLY PAID PICKUPS
Click here for information about bulky waste pickups for a fee.
 
WINTER SNOW STORM INFORMATION
Click here for winter storm information.
 
YARD WASTE
Click here for information about disposing of yard waste.

YELLOW PAGES OPT OUT
YellowpagesOptOut.com, a consumer choice program that the Local Search Association and the Association of Directory Publishers has launched, provides an easy and secure option for Connecticut residents to control the number of yellow pages telephone directories they receive or stop directory delivery entirely. It is the only industry-approved online site where consumers can connect directly with phone book publishers to share information about their delivery choices. If those directories are just collecting dust, you may want to just say no to yellow.
Click here for YellowPagesOptOut.com.