Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

Memorial Day Trash/Recycling Pickup on Tuesday — May 28, 2021

Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31st all trash and/or recycling normally picked up on Monday will instead be picked up on Tuesday, June 1st.

Good Friday Holiday – Trash/Recycling Pick up on April 1st — March 29, 2021

The City of Groton is closed this Friday for the Good Friday holiday. For those who usually have their trash or recycling picked up on Friday, your pickup this week will be Thursday, April 1st.

Trash/Recycling Pick-Up Canceled for Monday, 2/1 — February 1, 2021

Due to the inclement weather currently affecting the region the City of Groton has cancelled today’s trash and recycling pick-up. The status of tomorrow’s pick-up will be determined once the storm has passed.


Trash/Recycling Pick up Dates for Holiday Season — December 21, 2020

Due to the Christmas and New Years holidays the below changes to the trash and recycling pick up schedule will be in effect:

  • Friday, December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day Holiday) – trash or recycling normally picked up on this day will be picked up the day before on Thursday, December 24, 2020
  • Friday, January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day Holiday) – trash and recycling normally pick up on this day will be picked up on the day before on Thursday, December 31, 2020


Trash/Recycling Pickup Cancelled – Thursday — December 17, 2020

The City of Groton will not be picking up trash or recycling today, Thursday, December 17, 2020. Trash will be picked up tomorrow, Friday, December 18, 2020 and recycling will be picked up next Wednesday, December 23, 2020.  We anticipate normal Friday pickups for tomorrow.

Thanksgiving Trash/Recycling Pickup Days — November 19, 2020

City of Groton offices and services will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 26-27 (Thursday and Friday). Trash and recycling pickups will be affected as follows:

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Day Holiday – will be picked up the day before on Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • Friday, November 27, 2020 Day-After Thanksgiving Day Holiday – will be picked up on the following Monday, November 30, 2020

Veteran’s Day Trash/Recycling to be Picked up on Thursday — November 5, 2020

The Wednesday, November 11th, Veteran’s Day Holiday trash and/or recycling will be picked up on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Recycling – What you CAN and CANNOT Recycle — May 22, 2020

Recycling is as important now as it has ever been – if not more so. The earth cannot sustain sending trash to landfills endlessly. Incinerator plants can lead to air and water pollution. The earth is not ours to trash, and we need to treat it better. Plastics, while convenient, takes centuries to break down. That water bottle that you just tossed into the trash will still be around for hundreds of years if not properly recycled. We all need to take the time to make sure that we take care of the earth, and recycling is the least that we can do.

Fortunately, the City of Groton believes strongly in recycling. As part of our recycling program we want to help you determine what items are recyclable, and what items you should be throwing in the trash. While it would be nice if everything was recyclable, that is currently not the case – and throwing non-recyclable items in the wrong bin can cost time and money.

Mayor Keith Hedrick recorded an informative video explaining and demonstrating what is and what is not recyclable.


The following are items that people often question whether they are recyclable or not. These items are NOT recyclable. Please keep in mind that not all plastics are recyclable.

Plastics: Non-plastics:
Straws Greasy pizza boxes
Plastic utensils Packing peanuts
Coffee cups Styrofoam or polystyrene containers
Bubble wrap Aerosol Cans
Plastic bags Window, mirrors, broken glass
Keyboards Hardcover books
Dirty plastic Waxes paper cartons
Plastic wrap Electronics
Most water bottle caps Cleaning products
Shower curtains Clothes hangers
Medical waste


This is not a complete list, but covers a lot of ground. To check on items not included here please go to the Willimantic Waste Website and use the lookup tool on the front page.

For more information see the City of Groton Recycling Guide posted on the website.



Memorial Day Trash/Recycling Schedule — May 20, 2020

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 25th trash and recycling normally picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday instead.