A minute with the Mayor: Time for Spring Cleaning in Norwich

As the weather starts to turn warmer and with everyone spending more time outdoors, it is the time of year when most of us start to think about Spring Cleaning – both inside and outside of our homes. And as this important work gets under way, the City of Norwich is ready to help with our annual refuse and waste collection services. 

Residents of Norwich who are served by Willimantic Waste are entitled to two bulky waste collections per calendar year. For multi-family dwellings, each dwelling unit is entitled to two bulky waste collections per calendar year. Call Willimantic Waste Paper at (860) 423-4527 to schedule your bulky waste collection. 

Any resident that places bulky waste outside of their home without scheduling an appointment for pickup will be subject to a possible fine by the City’s Blight Enforcement officer. 

Bulky waste piles must be placed neatly at curbside with dimensions not exceeding 10 feet long x 6 feet wide x 4 feet high. 

The following items are acceptable for a scheduled Bulky Waste pick-up:

Household Furniture: Sofas, mattresses, chairs, bureaus, carpeting, etc. Carpeting must be folded and/or cut to a maximum length of four feet.

Appliances: Household appliances such as washers, stoves 

Tires: A maximum of four automobile and/or small pickup truck tires. Tires must be separated from the metal rim to be collected. Large truck tires will not be accepted.

Metal: Maximum length of eight feet and a maximum weight of fifty pounds, per piece.

Scrap Wood: Scrap lumber from construction sites, excluding pressure treated and/or creosote treated wood.

The following items will NOT be picked up as part of this program, but they will be accepted at the Rogers Road Transfer Station:

Electronics: Computer monitors, TVs, microwaves, etc. 

Appliances that contain Freon: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, humidifiers/dehumidifiers

Empty propane tanks

Toilets, sinks, tubs and shower stalls

C & D Waste (Construction and Demolition Debris): shingles, drywall, sheetrock, etc

Hazardous household waste items are not allowed for bulky waste pick up or for disposal at the Transfer Station. 

This program is an important part of keeping our community safe and livable. Please join me in this important initiative in the weeks and months to come. Keeping Norwich clean and safe is everyone’s responsibility and reflects the pride in our community that I know so many of our residents share.