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Let's face it - when it comes to being green, nobody is perfect. But when you have the right information, making some  small changes can make being at least "green-er" easier! If everyone made a few changes it would add up to a big difference towards a more sustainable earth. 

Many towns in Fairfield County participates in single stream recycling, meaning that we can recycle most trash, including:

  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, paper, junk mail
  • Cardboard
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Boxboard and egg cartons (cereal, pasta boxes etc)
  • Glass food and beverage containers
  • Plastic food containers (#1 through #7!)
  • Clean aluminum, steel, tin, foil food trays and cans

Common Mistakes include:

  • Batteries or electronic (batteries go in the trash, electronics are recycled at the town dump)
  • Medication! Your un-used medication can be dropped off at the Police Station (Reef Road, Fairfield). Medication still in use should be locked up in safe place. Visit Partnership for a Drug Free America
  • Batteries or electronic (batteries go in the trash, electronics are recycled at the town dump)
  • Plastic Bags (These can be recycled at most grocery stores)
  • Anything toxic (These can be recycled at Household Hazardous Waste Collection, click here for dates/times)
  • Plastic flower pots, plastic toys, medicine bottles
  • Light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, scrap metal or pots and pans
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Yard Waste (can be recycled at GreenCycle at the Town Dump).



For a complete list of what can be recycled where, go to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection website "What Do I Do With..." by clicking here.


Donating or "free-cycling" the things you want to give away directly to folks who want them is becoming more and more popular. Here are two sites that help:

FREECYLE.ORG is a site that allows people to list things they have or things the want. There is a group established for Westport, CT that includes the Fairfield/Norwalk area.  Click here for the Westport Freecycle Group.









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