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Subscription Refuse Collection
Independent Refuse specializes in residential garbage removal and recycling services for Greenwich, New Canaan, and Stamford. Our collection service serves both single-family residences as well as multi-family dwellings. As part of our quality service, we provide each residential customer with an animal-proof and wind-resistant cart. This quality hinged-top cart is easy to roll and resists winds up to 40 miles per hour. In sizes 35, 64, and 96-gallon toters, these space-savers take up less room than multiple garbage cans. Learn more.
Animal Nuisance Problems
Independent Refuse believes in humanely controlling wild animals. The Havahart Company can provide you with information, access to experts, effective repellents, and a variety of caring control solutions that you may need to solve your animal nuisance problem. We highly recommend their specialty product "Get Away" to repel raccoons from your garbage, gardens, and lawns (as well as squirrels from your birdfeeder). The product repels by taste, using capsaicin pepper and oil of mustard.
For new customers who have recently moved, please contact Independent Refuse to schedule the recycling pick-up of your cardboard moving boxes. Usually scheduled on Wednesdays, this service is available for a fee and is separate from your regular trash pick-up. Cardboard boxes should not be discarded in your regular garbage.
Independent Refuse offers weekly and monthly pick-ups of your recycled materials as well as special one-time recycling collection. Whether you have a small quantity of recyclables to deal with or a large quantity to remove, we offer both small plastic toters and yard-based containers to allow you to clean up more conveniently as well as help the environment.
Did you know that Connecticut has a population of 3.3 million people and we produce an average of ONE TON of trash per person each year? Historically, most of our 3 million tons of trash have gone to solid waste landfills. However, today over 60% of our trash goes to waste-to-energy facilities. With our landfill space dwindling, state law mandates that every community recycle. Although town guidelines vary, the following items must be recycled: corrugated cardboard, car batteries, glass and metal food containers, used motor oil, newspapers, office paper, leaves, and scrap metal.
Attention Stamford Residents - The City of Stamford provides blue bin pick-up at the curb for free. Stamford also provides grey bin (mixed paper) pick-up one time per month at the curb. For more information, please call the City of Stamford Special Services at 203-977-4140 or click here to visit their website.
For customers who are concerned about identity theft or have very long driveways and prefer not to bring their recyclables to the curb, Independent Refuse will take your recyclables for a fee. Our services are also convenient for residents who require more frequent recycling pickups. Contact us today to learn more about our residential recycling services.
Attention Greenwich Residents The Town of Greenwich provides blue bin pick-up (bottles & cans) at the curb for free. Mixed paper is also collected once per month by independent carters subcontracted by Greenwich Recycling. Mixed paper does not have to be brought to the curb in Greenwich. It must be kept in a separate container with your regular trash cans. For more information, please call Greenwich Recycling at 203-622-0550 or click here to visit their website.
For customers who are concerned about identity theft or have very long driveways and prefer not to bring their recyclables to the curb, Independent Refuse will take your recyclables for a fee. Our services are also convenient for residents who require more frequent recycling pickups.
Contact us today to learn more about our residential recycling services.
Attention New Canaan Residents - In the Town of New Canaan, trash collectors pick-up the blue bins on the same day as your trash pick-up. Blue bins should be placed along side your trash cans. Bottles, cans, and plastics should be loose inside the blue bin (no plastic bags). Mixed paper can be placed inside a brown bag along with the newspapers, and placed on top of your blue bin. For more information, please call the Town of New Canaan's Public Works Department at 203-594-3054 or click here to visit their website.
Adhering to the highest environmental standards, we pride ourselves on our efficiency, reliable service, and value-driven prices. Contact us today to sign up for our professional residential collection services.